The City of Littleton is engaged in several initiatives to prevent homelessness and serve community members who experience it.
- The city participates in the Tri-Cities Homelessness Policy group, a team of public officials dedicated to addressing homelessness in Littleton, Englewood, and Sheridan, Colorado. While homelessness is evident throughout the state, the Tri-Cities Group shares physical borders and often collaborates on regional issues. Council member Carol Fey is Littleton's liaison to the Tri-Cities Homelessness Policy Group.
- City officials participate in Change the Trend, a collection of local organizations collaborating to end the cycles of poverty, addiction, and homelessness.
- The Littleton Police Department and All-Health Network have established a police Co-Responder Program to reduce crime rates and provide citizens with necessary mental health and social services.
- Bemis Public Library maintains a comprehensive list of area resources to assist those experiencing homelessness.
DU Center for Housing and Homelessness Research Project
The Tri-Cities Group approved an Intergovernmental Agreement in mid-2019 with the University of Denver’s Center for Housing and Homelessness Research (CHHR). The project included interviewing adults experiencing homelessness and assessing family homelessness. A final report was presented to the three city councils in January 2021 and are available below, with the goal of better understanding the current situation and needs.
- January 28, 2021 Tri-Cities Joint Council Meeting on Homelessness
- DU Study – Chronic Homelessness Assessment Results Report [PDF]
- DU Study – Tri-Cities Family Homelessness Assessment [PDF]
- DU Studies – Tri-Cities Chronic Homelessness Study Results Info Graphics [PDF]