Boulder considers a big spending push on homeless services

(Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)

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Boulder’s city staff have proposed a few million dollars of new spending on services for people experiencing homelessness, the Times-Call reports.

The proposed spending still has to be approved by the city council. Here are the major spending items in the plan, according to reporter Alex Burness:

  • About $1.9 million would go to build a year-round shelter, which the city doesn’t currently have.
  • $150,000 would pay to expand short-term housing assistance.
  • $276,000 would go to three new hires, including a homeless services manager.
  • $385,000 would fund a new homeless services van.

Head over to the Times-Call for more details on the city’s potential new approach to homelessness.

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