“It sure doesn’t feel down, either in the city or in the metro area,” said Evan Dreyer, deputy chief of staff to Mayor Michael Hancock.
A one-night search found 3,336 people living without housing in Denver this January. Last year, the same point-in-time report found 3,631 people living homeless in Denver.
This year’s number is 8 percent lower, but the data isn’t solid enough to say whether homelessness has actually gone down in Denver. The full survey will be published by the Metropolitan Denver Homeless Initiative on Friday.