History

 

Homelessness wasn’t caused by homeless people

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We did not always have mass homelessness in this country. It began when the economy polarized and government support for housing was slashed. Income and wealth inequality shot up to pre-Great Recession levels since the 1970s - particularly for people of color - at the same time funding for public housing all but disappeared. Housing and land values, however, have continued to appreciate. 

CVC History

 PHOTO CREDIT: Kevin Beaty, Denverite

PHOTO CREDIT: Kevin Beaty, Denverite

May 2012

September 2012

2013 - 2014

  • DHOL begins building tiny homes 

July 2015

  • DHOL convenes first Tiny Homes Summit 

2015

  • Resurrection village is built by DHOL activists and immediately torn down by police, leading to 10 arrests

May 2016

November 2016

December 2016 – February 2017

  • City support is generated through meetings with Mayor Hancock, Community Planning and Development, and several other city departments.

March 2017

  • Colorado Village Collaborative is formed

July 21, 2017

July 10, 2018

  • Denver’s Landmark Preservation Commission Review Board denies an application to build an 8 unit tiny home village for self-identified women at St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church

October 26, 2018

  • Denver’s Public Works Department denied an application to move the Beloved Community Village to the Taxi Campus