Comment of the Day

Reader: $2,000 a Month Rent Is Making People in Denver Homeless

Our Chris Walker recently reported about a University of Denver study that found the City of Denver has spent millions criminalizing homelessness.

The post ushered in an interesting discussion about the best approaches to dealing with the homeless issue, and whether any public agency is using them effectively.

As for what's causing people to lose their homes, readers had a variety of theories.

Here's one of the most intriguing.

Alan B Steenblock writes:
People are going homeless more and more because rents are going up. There needs to be more low income housing obviously, — these people are not all criminals. Who can afford an apartment for $2,000 a month living off of $8-10 an hour?
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