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Denver to Restructure Homeless Services After Audit

The city will commit new funding and potentially a new department to better manage its homeless services.
May 2, 2019, 12pm PDT | Elana Eden
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Denver Mayor Michael Hancock announced $15.7 million for homeless services over the next three years and proposed the creation of a new Department of Housing and Homelessness to coordinate the city's activities around the issue.

The announcement follows the release of a report from the city auditor that found that Denver lacks a comprehensive strategy, strong leadership, or specific goals to track progress on homelessness. Issues were found in both the Road Home agency, which oversees city investments into homelessness, and the homelessness advisory committee.

Hancock committed to implementing the auditor's recommendations, including identifying an agency to write and implement a strategic plan.

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Published on Monday, April 29, 2019 in Smart Cities Dive
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