Summit explores solutions to Colorado homelessness

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Summit explores solutions to Colorado homelessness

Some providers drop sobriety and time limits
Vanessa Fenley, project director for Homeward 2020, a Fort Collins nonprofit focused on homelessness, speaks to a crowd of people from churches, nonprofits and local governments at a summit held by the Durango Homeless Coalition. The group gathered at the Durango Public Library Wednesday.

Summit explores solutions to Colorado homelessness

Vanessa Fenley, project director for Homeward 2020, a Fort Collins nonprofit focused on homelessness, speaks to a crowd of people from churches, nonprofits and local governments at a summit held by the Durango Homeless Coalition. The group gathered at the Durango Public Library Wednesday.
Scope of the problem

Alison George, director of the Colorado Division of Housing, presented the scope of the homeless problems in the state:
9,953 people were counted during a 2015 point-in-time survey.900 of those were veterans.24,685 kids were homeless during the 2014-15 school year.**The state has different definitions for those counted in the point-in-time survey and the schools. Collecting data about homeless populations is difficult.

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