Governor Polis Urges Hotel Owners to Open Rooms for Homeless Population

Apr 13, 2020

Governor Jared Polis is urging hotel owners to open their rooms to people who are experiencing homelessness. He says the abundance of empty rooms should be used to keep some of Colorado’s most vulnerable residents healthy during the coronavirus outbreak.

DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Denver taken on 29 December 2011 |
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POLIS: We feel very strongly there should not be mass sites to house people. That’s a very public health situation. It should be distributed as much as possible.

State lawmakers recently sent Polis a letter saying the homeless shelters were QUOTE in dire need of resources. Polis has also deployed two hundred and fifty Colorado National Guard members to help communities take care of people who are experiencing homelessness.