Attention: This is not a current document. It is an excerpt from the Web page of the former Colorado governor, Roy Romer. It is displayed by the Colorado State Archives for its historical value.
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EMERGENCY HOMELESS SHELTER
|WHEREAS,||there are an estimated 5,792 people who are homeless on any given day in the six county Denver metropolitan area, including 1,931 children; and|
|WHEREAS,||the existing emergency shelter space for families with children in the Denver metropolitan area is currently over capacity and cannot accommodate the emergency shelter needs for this population; and|
|WHEREAS,||the availability and accessibility of a safe emergency shelter are critical issues to the safety and well being of homeless families with children; and|
|WHEREAS,||37% of homeless families with children served at the temporary shelter last year originated in the City and County of Denver, 10% originated in Adams County, 18% originated in Arapahoe County, 16% originated in Jefferson County points to a need for each county to take responsibility for serving the needs of homeless persons from|
|WHEREAS,||the state desires to participate in the creation of a temporary facility to shelter homeless families with children during the cold weather months by working with local governments and non-profit organizations.|
NOW, THEREFORE, I, Roy Romer, Governor of the State of Colorado, under and pursuant to the authority vested in me under the Constitution and laws of Colorado, DO HEREBY ORDER THAT:
|GIVEN under my hand and the|
|Executive Seal of the State of Colorado|
|this 11th day of day of December, 1998.
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