Broomfield, like many Front Range communities, is searching for creative, compassionate and community-oriented solutions to support those experiencing homelessness. This is a complicated issue with many considerations to create a Broomfield where all members of our community live a safe and dignified life.
On Monday, July 19 City Council was presented with an updated, multi-pronged approach to support the unhoused in partnership with critical community partners. The phased plan would temporarily support the unhoused living in prohibited encampments by providing three hotel room vouchers and wrap-around services. American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) funds will support the temporary solution while City and County staff search for supplemental grant funding. This approach will give Broomfield Police Department a better ability to enforce local camping ordinances by offering an alternative location with wrap-around services while an individual or family seeks more permanent housing. This proposed program would take place over nine months, during which resident input and discussions with community partners like FISH, The Refuge, faith-based organizations, local businesses, and regional entities will continue to develop a sustainable and long-term solution for Broomfield’s unhoused population.
View links to recent City Council discussions and staff presentations, give your feedback and look for more information about the upcoming events listed above through BroomfieldVoice.com/Homelessness.
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