DENVER (KDVR) — On Thursday, Denver Mayor Mike Johnston announced a preliminary list of 11 potential sites for short-term housing for those experiencing homelessness.

Following an encampment sweep at 17th and Logan earlier that day, Johnston provided an update on the homelessness state of emergency.

During the conference, Johnston shared the 11 locations for the potential sites:

  • 1498 N. Irving St. – micro-community
  • 5500 E. Yale Ave. – micro-community
  • 1380 S. Birch St. – micro-community
  • 950 W. Alameda Ave. – micro-community
  • 2301 S. Santa Fe Drive – micro-community
  • 4595 N. Quebec St. – hotel
  • 12033 E. 38th Ave. – hotel/micro-community
  • 3700 Galapago St. – micro-community
  • 1199 N. Bannock St. – micro-community
  • 1375 N. Elati St. – micro-community
  • 5000 Tower Road – micro-community
Locations for short-term housing
Mayor Mike Johnston announced a preliminary list of potential sites for micro-community and hotel unit locations for persons experiencing homelessness. (Denver Mayor’s Office)

According to the mayor, these locations are publicly and privately owned, or owned by the city, the Colorado Department of Transportation or the Department of Housing.

These sites will be evaluated and vetted over the next couple of works before they are opened.

“These sites, in combination with hotels and leased units, puts us on a path to get 1,000 Denverites indoors,” said Johnston. “It takes a community response to address our city’s homelessness crisis, and identifying this preliminary list of possible sites is a big step toward getting more people off the streets and on a path toward housing stability. We’re grateful to the many private landowners and public partners who have come forward to support this initiative, and I look forward to engaging with many more Denverites on how we all can be a part of the solution.”

The Emergency Operations Center is continuing to look for additional site locations.