Newly Homeless On The Rise

At least 12,050 Coloradans slept on the streets, or in shelters, or under bridges – or other places that are not home on January 29.

The number of homeless people in Colorado is similar to last summer’s tally of 16,203 . The new count is detailed in a study released today by the Colorado Division of Housing. Among other findings, the report indicates the number of newly homeless Coloradans has increased dramatically since last summer. Last year the newly homeless constituted 23.5 percent; the new number shows that one-third of all respondants reported they were newly homeless. 

In addition, six in 10 homeless persons were part of a household with children. Keep reading for more findings.