Homelessness is a growing issue in Denver, Colorado. There are nearly 7,000 homeless people in Denver, and that number is growing daily. Although the mayor and other leaders of Denver are exploring options to give resources and help people who happen to be homeless, it is still one of the biggest problems facing the city.

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When you go to Denver, you will see tent cities and buildings where homeless people are now calling home.

Historic Hotel Taken Over

A now-viral video shows that homeless residents have taken over the Royal Palace Hotel on Colfax and Colorado. In the video, we see blankets draped over the railing, graffiti on the walls, and shopping carts everywhere.

Since this was posted on social media, of course, people were arguing in the comments section, and there are a lot of different options around homeless people living in the abandoned hotel.

You don’t want them on the streets, you don’t want them inside. Where do you want them? Dead? - @brodybaaad

The homeless, drug addicts and mentally ill are running Denver and the leaders like it this way. You have words vs action. Their lack of problem solving action should tell you everything you need to know. - @joybells1111

Have you ever spent one night in the cold? Hoping you would make it through? No food and dirty, hopeless? Where would you like them to go? I don't blame them one bit. - @barefoot_desert

It's Not Only Denver


Homelessness is becoming a problem across all of Colorado. Fort Collins is being proactive and has cleaned up 31 areas in recent months. There is no simple solution to homelessness and hopefully, Denver, and other cities across Colorado, can find one.

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