HOMELESSNESS IN GOLDEN AND JEFFCO

What is Housing First?

TEDMED 2016: The Housing First Approach to Homelessness by Lloyd Pendleton (November 2016)


Lloyd Pendleton shares how he went from skeptic to believer in the Housing First approach to homelessness -- providing the displaced with short-term assistance to find permanent housing quickly and without conditions -- and how it led to a 91% reduction in chronic homelessness over a ten-year period in Utah.

 

JEFFCO QUICK FACTS

JEFFCO HAS ONE OF THE LARGEST HOMELESS POPULATIONS IN THE DENVER METRO AREA.


JEFFCO IS BUILDING A COUNTYWIDE HOMELESS NAVIGATOR PROGRAM IN PARTNERSHIP WITH HEADING HOME JEFFCO.

Each city in Jeffco is hiring a Homeless Navigator, overseen by the Jeffco Regional Homeless Coordinator, to focus on identifying and connecting those experiencing homelessness with available resources, services, and benefits. Golden is hiring a Homeless Navigator in partnership with Wheat Ridge and Edgewater.

 

FIND OUT ABOUT HOMELESSNESS IN GOLDEN AND JEFFCO

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Slide deck provided by Golden Community Resource Officers Steve Guess and Joe Page.

In 2019 more than 2,700 students were identified as being homeless in Jeffco Public Schools

Jefferson County Site

A subcommittee of Jeffco Connections that functions as a collaboration of local non-profits, governments, faith-based organizations, and interested residents who work on developing solutions to homelessness in Jeffco. They are revising the Jeffco Homelessness Action Plan during Summer/Fall 2020.

Metro Denver Homeless Initiative

Total count was 444 persons in Jeffco experiencing homelessness on January 27, 2020

444 homeless parties

  • 56 reported as families

  • 35 reported as veterans

  • 8 reported being under 25 without a parent or guardian

  • 162 reported as unsheltered

  • 133 were in an emergency shelter

  • 149 were in transitional housing

2019 Comprehensive Homeless Count, Jefferson County, Colorado
In Golden there were 42 people and across Jeffco there were 997 people experiencing homelessness in August 2019.

 
 
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