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Posts Tagged ‘homeless’

The Guardian | San Francisco tech worker: ‘I don’t want to see homeless riff-raff’

The Guardian | San Francisco tech worker: ‘I don’t want to see homeless riff-raff’

"In only the latest cultural altercation between San Francisco’s tech workers and the city’s impoverished population, one tech worker has declared the homeless are 'riff raff' whose 'pain, struggle and despair' shouldn’t have to be endured by [...]

Comrade Keith Percy, social activist wants to make Boulder a more inclusive place

Comrade Keith Percy, social activist wants to make Boulder a more inclusive place

Candidate Comrade Keith Percy poses for a photo. The poet and activist says he's running for City Council because he wants to improve the treatment of Boulder's homeless population, address police brutality, confront racism and build queer culture. [...]

Jyotsna Raj, candidate comes from a family rooted in academics, women’s leadership

Jyotsna Raj, candidate comes from a family rooted in academics, women’s leadership

Artist Jyotsna Raj poses with her painting "Buddha's Lotus" (photo courtesy Jyotsna Raj) During her last bid for City Council, artist Jyotsna Raj heard from a group of Boulder’s homeless at a forum. She was taken by their issues. “It pulled on [...]

New Initiatives in Boulder for the Homeless

New Initiatives in Boulder for the Homeless

Isabel McDevitt, Bridge House Executive Director (images from the Bridge House website-http://boulderbridgehouse.org/) At a PLAN-Boulder forum on Friday, March 8, a panel of local experts on homelessness discussed a couple of promising new [...]

Can a Housing First Project Be Developed with Minimal Controversy?

Can a Housing First Project Be Developed with Minimal Controversy?

Housing First PLAN-Boulder Forum, May 7 (photo from student website http://www.yourhousingfirst.weebly.com/ ) At a PLAN-Boulder forum on the evening of May 7, 2012, a class of seven graduate students in the Urban and Regional Planning Program at [...]

The 1175 Lee Hill Homeless Housing Controversy: Reflections on a Public Hearing

The 1175 Lee Hill Homeless Housing Controversy: Reflections on a Public Hearing

On March 20th, the Boulder City Council held a public hearing on the controversial 1175 Lee Hill chronically homeless housing project, filling council chambers and an overflow room.  Twenty-three members of the North Boulder Alliance provided [...]

Yes! | Time to Rediscover Poverty

Yes! | Time to Rediscover Poverty

The poor were different from the rest of us, it argued, radically different, and not just in the sense that they were deprived, disadvantaged, poorly housed, or poorly fed. They felt different, too, thought differently, and pursued lifestyles [...]

Time | The Wet House: Homeless People with Alcoholism Drink Less When Booze Is Allowed

Time | The Wet House: Homeless People with Alcoholism Drink Less When Booze Is Allowed

“Participants in the study told us that they’re happy to have a home, and happy that they no longer have to drink to stay warm or to put themselves to sleep or to forget that they’re on the streets.” Read the entire article at Time.com: [...]

Embracing the Night (and the Ground)

Embracing the Night (and the Ground)

Concerning the recent community discussion about closing Boulder Parks and Open Space to night use, I have a few thoughts I'd like to share. Boulder Open Space and Mountain Parks already has a ban on parking in trailhead and other open space lots [...]

Rest and Respite

Rest and Respite

Editor's note: This article first appeared in the Denver Voice and is posted with permission of its editor. -- Mary Young. When we're sick, a warm bed, steaming soup and some medicine puts us back on our feet, usually within a few days. But what [...]

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