Survey finds an estimated 16,000 homeless in Colorado.
Costs of housing, losing a job or having one or more serious disabling condition were the top three reasons for homelessness in Colorado. Each was cited 26 percent of the time, according to final figures of a summer survey of the homeless released yesterday.
An estimated minimum of 11,890 people and a total of 16,203 people did not have permanent housing the night the survey was taken on August 28th.
The survey by the Colorado Division of Housing will be used to develop a plan to address the problem. The U.S. Housing and Urban Development Department is also awaiting the survey as it decides how to distribute nearly 15 million in housing and shelter assistance in Colorado.