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ProSense Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-16-11 03:19 PM
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30. Cool!
These are the kinds of projects being funded by the Obama administration's homelessness initiative.

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  -Denver's New "Green" Lofts For Homeless People bobbolink  May-16-11 02:22 PM   #0 
  - Unbelievable! Something progressive and humane for the poor!  CTyankee   May-16-11 02:27 PM   #1 
  - It can be DONE, in hard times, when people think BIG, and are determined.  bobbolink   May-16-11 02:37 PM   # 
     - Just when you think people have given up...THIS!  CTyankee   May-16-11 02:39 PM   #10 
     - It is people who are determined to Make. It. Work. They refuse to settle.  bobbolink   May-16-11 02:41 PM   #16 
     - I learn again never to give up on the human spirit...  CTyankee   May-16-11 02:40 PM   #14 
     - "No to Tents, Yes to Housing" -  TBF   May-16-11 03:05 PM   #21 
        - I think you have just designed a bumpersticker!  bobbolink   May-16-11 03:18 PM   #29 
           - Unfortunately I have few talents -  TBF   May-16-11 06:58 PM   #52 
              - Needs for all first!  maryf   May-16-11 08:25 PM   #61 
              - "housing should be a human right along with health care. " This is our task now. It MUST be.  bobbolink   May-16-11 09:35 PM   #62 
              - Your post deserves a thread of its own, TBF.  JDPriestly   May-17-11 12:39 AM   #82 
                 - Absolutely, it does!  bobbolink   May-17-11 08:37 AM   #97 
  - Now THIS is real assistance!  mntleo2   May-16-11 02:29 PM   #2 
  - Absolutely! Talk this up... we CAN do this!  bobbolink   May-16-11 02:39 PM   #9 
  - I've got to get on the waiting list  librechik   May-16-11 02:33 PM   #3 
  - Sure.. you don't have to be homeless. There are market-rate apts in the same building.  bobbolink   May-16-11 02:45 PM   #17 
  - This is a great idea! I saw this being done on a smaller level in some  LiberalLoner   May-16-11 02:33 PM   #4 
  - Could you please do an OP on that? And, yes, there aren't enough.  bobbolink   May-16-11 03:30 PM   #33 
  - Incredible!  ceile   May-16-11 02:34 PM   # 
  - For most, the counseling won't be necessary. I hope they aren't hounded.  bobbolink   May-16-11 04:22 PM   #41 
     - Agreed. Seems to me that it's more likely that homeless people with mental problems--  eridani   May-16-11 08:10 PM   #56 
     - "mental health issues that cause homelessness are a minority, I suspect." NONE of it CAUSES  bobbolink   May-16-11 08:13 PM   #57 
        - OK, revise that from "cause" to "contributing factor"  eridani   May-16-11 08:23 PM   #60 
           - You are so right.. the only difference in "drug ", alcoholism, and "bad choices" is $$$$.  bobbolink   May-16-11 09:48 PM   #63 
     - I have seen homeless people turn their lives 180 degrees around  JDPriestly   May-17-11 12:43 AM   #84 
        - "Homeless does not define a person. It just describes the injustice of a society." A good title for  bobbolink   May-17-11 08:34 AM   #96 
  - K&R!  JTFrog   May-16-11 02:34 PM   #5 
  - In my area, there's lots of abandoned big-box stores. It alwasy seems it wouldn't take much  blondeatlast   May-16-11 02:35 PM   #6 
  - You would have to add windows to make it livable.  JDPriestly   May-17-11 12:45 AM   #85 
  - Soooooo Glad to K&R!!!!  Mojeoux   May-16-11 02:37 PM   #7 
  - Thanks. Great idea, isn't it? This can be DONE.  bobbolink   May-16-11 04:31 PM   #42 
     - Good for Denver!!  Mojeoux   May-16-11 05:15 PM   #46 
        - "May this catch on". It will, if we press it! Change the NIMBY to YIMBY!  bobbolink   May-16-11 09:51 PM   #64 
        - Actually, there is or at least was single room housing, quite a bit of it  JDPriestly   May-17-11 12:51 AM   #86 
  - Excellent. Nt  xchrom   May-16-11 02:39 PM   #8 
  - This is an excellent idea.  Uncle Joe   May-16-11 02:39 PM   #11 
  - Thank you, Uncle Joe! Now that this has been done, we have to lobby for this all over the country!  bobbolink   May-16-11 07:29 PM   #54 
  - Bravo! Humane housing for humans - not PCV tubes stacked up or tent cities.  leveymg   May-16-11 02:40 PM   #12 
  - I have to give Parvensky credit... he did the right thing, and didn't settle for less.  bobbolink   May-16-11 10:00 PM   #65 
  - Brilliant!  supernova   May-16-11 02:40 PM   #13 
  - K&R!!! This is refreshing for a change, people actually trying to think and do  RKP5637   May-16-11 02:40 PM   #15 
  - Well, that is the job of the Coalition, and they are PUSHING people to do what is right.  bobbolink   May-16-11 10:06 PM   #66 
  - "on-site counselors" is that subsidized? private for profit?  leftstreet   May-16-11 03:00 PM   #18 
  - THAT is the part I don't like. It bolsters the idea that homeless people are "Flawed" and need to  bobbolink   May-16-11 03:02 PM   #19 
  - They're probably getting medicaid reimbursement  leftstreet   May-16-11 03:09 PM   #24 
  - "Counselors? Send the counselors to the burbs!"  bobbolink   May-16-11 03:14 PM   #26 
     - Bobbolink, is it possible one might want counseling due to the ordeal of homelessness?  Hippo_Tron   May-16-11 11:22 PM   #79 
     - I just saw your responses downthread actually and that mostly answers my question  Hippo_Tron   May-16-11 11:24 PM   #80 
     - Homeless people are not FLAWED. That is what "counseling" now is all about... FIXING people.  bobbolink   May-17-11 08:52 AM   #98 
     - They need help, no question.. +1 nt  Enthusiast   May-17-11 02:30 PM   #109 
  - Hell, they probably do...not schizo or anything, but depression and anxiety.  Evoman   May-16-11 03:14 PM   #25 
     - In a perfect world, what you are saying would be true.  bobbolink   May-16-11 03:16 PM   #28 
        - Maybe...I don't know. It's not that way here in Canada...most counselors  Evoman   May-16-11 03:22 PM   #31 
        - Well, then, that explains it, doesn't it? "Borders have consequences."  bobbolink   May-16-11 03:24 PM   #32 
        - I'd like more info from you?  Evoman   May-16-11 03:40 PM   #35 
           - I believe I explained that. Sadly, I guess you aren't getting that this is a different country.  bobbolink   May-16-11 03:43 PM   #36 
              - of course they aren't flawed.  Evoman   May-16-11 03:47 PM   #37 
                 - Ah, so that's it. Nope. In the attacking climate of DU, there is no way I will  bobbolink   May-16-11 03:53 PM   #38 
                    - Okay, that's fine. This is a public forum.  Evoman   May-16-11 03:59 PM   #40 
                    - Actually, you did answer my question as a response to someone else.  Evoman   May-17-11 01:13 PM   #107 
  - Yes that certainly fits the Obama mold -  TBF   May-16-11 03:04 PM   #20 
  - Love this idea for multiple reasons. Thanks for posting!  GreenPartyVoter   May-16-11 03:06 PM   #22 
  - This is so incredibly cool!  Shireling   May-16-11 03:09 PM   #23 
  - Thanks for posting this! n/t  hootinholler   May-16-11 03:16 PM   #27 
  - Cool!  ProSense   May-16-11 03:19 PM   #30 
  - Very big K&R! This is real progress at attacking the root causes of homelessness.  closeupready   May-16-11 03:35 PM   #34 
  - Exactly.. it is "radical"... getting to the root (meaning of radical). I'm with you on making it go  bobbolink   May-16-11 10:23 PM   #69 
     - I will do both this week.  closeupready   May-16-11 10:51 PM   #76 
        - You're terrific! Thanks so much!  bobbolink   May-17-11 08:28 AM   #94 
           - Absolutely.  closeupready   May-17-11 09:17 AM   #99 
  - wow. wonderful and impressive.  cali   May-16-11 03:55 PM   #39 
  - Damn! This is great. k&r  Little Star   May-16-11 04:44 PM   #43 
  - k&r  handmade34   May-16-11 04:53 PM   #44 
  - K&R  They_Live   May-16-11 04:58 PM   #45 
  - K&R!  colorado_ufo   May-16-11 05:17 PM   #47 
  - Yes, I agree.... I think Parvensky did great on this one! Now, we need to press for more.  bobbolink   May-16-11 10:26 PM   #70 
  - K&R  FirstLight   May-16-11 05:19 PM   #48 
  - Absolutely brilliant! K&R n/t  OneGrassRoot   May-16-11 05:26 PM   #49 
  - it's about time!  G_j   May-16-11 05:36 PM   #50 
  - I am happy, this is exciting. The homeless deserve respect,  Curmudgeoness   May-16-11 06:15 PM   #51 
  - A kick because this is important. K&R nt  TBF   May-16-11 06:59 PM   #53 
  - Thanks for post Bobbie.......Hope?  KoKo   May-16-11 07:39 PM   #55 
  - Hope? What it says to me is that we CAN do this, if we decide it is important enough.  bobbolink   May-16-11 10:09 PM   #67 
  - Wow! K&R  Odin2005   May-16-11 08:20 PM   #58 
  - Great Bobbie!!  maryf   May-16-11 08:23 PM   #59 
  - This truly gives me hope in the human spirit.  Wind Dancer   May-16-11 10:12 PM   #68 
  - My mother wrote up the plans for something like this nearly 30 years ago  REP   May-16-11 10:27 PM   #71 
  - Kudos to your mom!  bobbolink   May-16-11 10:30 PM   #72 
     - It's good for people, saving historic buildings and building communities  REP   May-16-11 10:43 PM   #75 
        - Downtown?  bobbolink   May-17-11 08:26 AM   #93 
           - Don't know enough about Denver's DT area to know if it's feasible  REP   May-17-11 10:51 AM   #101 
              - You would need to ask the Coalition --I would have no influence. But I can tell you, downtown is  bobbolink   May-17-11 12:33 PM   #104 
                 - I did send an email with those suggestions  REP   May-17-11 01:08 PM   #105 
  - This is wonderful! A real home for real people and a bit of safety net for an awful lot of people  TheKentuckian   May-16-11 10:30 PM   #73 
  - k&r!!  Starry Messenger   May-16-11 10:36 PM   #74 
  - Fantastic post, thank you!!  Lifelong Protester   May-16-11 10:56 PM   #77 
  - The GLBT center is 7 blocks away.  donheld   May-16-11 10:58 PM   #78 
  - Looks interesting. The article speaks of "units" and  JDPriestly   May-17-11 12:38 AM   #81 
  - looks like a small room with a big window in a mixed income development.  Hannah Bell   May-17-11 12:42 AM   #83 
  - I applaud the "integrated" approach...  OneGrassRoot   May-17-11 07:22 AM   #88 
  - Agreed - it's actually the 15th integrated project they've done - and  BR_Parkway   May-17-11 11:14 AM   #102 
     - Interesting...  OneGrassRoot   May-17-11 01:09 PM   #106 
  - One more kick for this very important topic. nt  TBF   May-17-11 06:27 AM   #87 
  - R & K! nt  Javaman   May-17-11 07:33 AM   #89 
  - With views like that, I might just move there myself!  Shagbark Hickory   May-17-11 07:36 AM   #90 
  - Kick  JonLP24   May-17-11 07:38 AM   #91 
  - what an excellent project! K&R and hope this takes root  Bluerthanblue   May-17-11 08:14 AM   #92 
  - Wish we could help that along somehow....  OneGrassRoot   May-17-11 08:31 AM   #95 
  - I posted this article because I thought it was inspirational. It WILL happen....  bobbolink   May-17-11 09:18 AM   #100 
  - K&R!  bengalherder   May-17-11 12:11 PM   #103 
  - Good to hear from you!  bobbolink   May-17-11 08:50 PM   #113 
  - Really good to hear  musiclawyer   May-17-11 01:16 PM   #108 
  - Restores my faith in basic humanity. nt  Enthusiast   May-17-11 02:36 PM   #110 
  - I'm hoping  Shireling   May-17-11 05:14 PM   #111 
  - I wish it were. I think this has to do with some very powerful lobbying by the Colorado Coalition  bobbolink   May-17-11 05:55 PM   #112 
  - Interesting  PeanutGallery   May-18-11 01:39 PM   #114 

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