Comment of the Day

Reader: Denver Rent Prices Are So High They're Pushing People Into Homelessness

Kristin Pazulski's feature looking at Denver's bid to end homelessness at the ten-year mark spurred plenty of serious conversation among our readers, including speculation about the factors contributing to the problem. This reader points to one of them: rising rent prices.

See also: Denver Set Out to End Homelessness Ten Years Ago — Is the Finish Line in Sight?

Beaver writes:

Colorado in general is running at a premium. I just moved here in April as a Multiple Sclerosis patient. Even between April and now rent has gone up tremendously. Some rate increases can be justified but some of these are prices are just ridiculous.

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Michael Roberts has written for Westword since October 1990, serving stints as music editor and media columnist. He currently covers everything from breaking news and politics to sports and stories that defy categorization.
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