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1 year 10 months ago

CC to hold panel discussion on downtown homeless

COLORADO SPRINGS - The issue of panhandling in downtown Colorado Springs is back in the news because the panhandlers themselves are back. Following a failed attempt to completely ban soliciting downtown, Colorado College will host a series of Community Conversations to find better solutions to help the chronically homeless and...

3 years 1 month ago

What others are doing to find work

3.38 million job openings were posted in December nationally, according to the Department of Labor; that's close to a three-year high. For many though, work is still hard to find. "It took... ahhh... geez, six months to even find anything," says Paul Lehfeldt, who recently found part-time work....

3 years 2 months ago

'Squatting' could be to blame for recent fires

Last Sunday an outbuilding of an apartment complex burned to the ground on Hathaway Drive nearly taking another building with it. The suspected cause was transients living in the abandoned buildings. Less than a week later an abandoned warehouse on Sierra Madre in Colorado Springs was engulfed in flames. It...

3 years 10 months ago

Express Inn residents asked to leave

Nearly two years ago, when homeless people were told to leave the camps along the creeks in Colorado Springs, many found a home at the Express Inn. However, this weekend, they're packing up; once again told they have to leave. "Tuesday they hung letters saying that the 9th it's...

3 years 10 months ago

HIV/AIDS homeless grants coming to Colorado

DENVER (AP) - Colorado programs that help the homeless and those with HIV/AIDS have received nearly $2 million in federal grants. The U.S. Development of Housing and Urban Development announced Monday that Colorado programs will get $1.8 million. Denver-based Del Norte Neighborhood Development Corp. will get nearly $1.5 million...

4 years 2 months ago

Many homeless parents struggling

Teresa McLaughlin, a program director for Homeward Pikes Peak -- a Colorado Springs homeless-help program -- says they're seeing a lot of homeless parents needing help right now. "She just got shots yesterday," explains Brandy Thomas, talking about her four-month-old daughter, Lilliana, who was starting to get fussy during...

4 years 9 months ago

Reason to celebrate

When talking about homelessness in Colorado Springs, for a while there hasn't been much to celebrate. However, on Thursday, Homeward Pikes Peak and those staying at the Aztec Motel are getting out the cake. "Some people aren't here because they've gotten jobs and they've moved on." Bob Holmes, with...

5 years 1 week ago

Homeless moving out of camps

A spot just northwest of I-25 and Cimarron used to be a packed homeless camp. Now just three weeks after the no camping ordinance went into effect all signs of the camp are gone. Police say so far it's been smooth goings. "We've seen a lot of movement, good movement."...

5 years 2 months ago

Violence among homeless on the rise

It's an emerging problem in the already muddy waters of the no-camping ordinance debate. There's been a recent rash of violence among the homeless population. "The problem is becoming more and more obvious to the community." says Bob Holmes, a homeless advocate with Homeward Pikes Peak. "We do hear that...

5 years 4 months ago

Plug a meter, help the homeless

Now you can plug a meter and help the homeless. The Miracle Meters program kicked off on Monday. We first told you about this program earlier this month. More than 100 decorated meters are being displayed at City Hall. Money people donate to them will go to Housing First Pikes...

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