Rights of Homeless People

Denver Homeless Out Loud and other groups have tried for 3 years to run a bill in the state legislature called the Right to Rest Act, giving homeless people the right to exist in public spaces. They plan to run the bill again in the 2018 state legislative session.

Recent Posts

Denver Right to Survive Initiative Qualifies for May, 2019 Ballot

November 18, 2018

Denver Right to Survive Initiative Qualifies for May, 2019 Ballot

On October 26, 2018, the Denver Elections Division notified the Denver City Council that the Denver Right to Survive Initiative had met the requirements to be placed on the May 7, 2019 municipal ballot. The proponents got 9,979 signatures over a six month period. 7,046 of these signatures were valid.… Read the rest

Action for the homeless in Denver Metro

Action for the homeless in Denver MetroMembers of the Metro Denver Community Rights group have been supporting efforts by Denver Homeless Out Loud to pass a statewide Right to Rest Act in the Colorado Legislature.  This Act would allow homeless people to exist and survive in public spaces, to sleep in a legally parked car, to share food or eat in public spaces, and have a reasonable expectation of privacy for their personal property in public spaces.… Read the rest