Episode 151: 8 Steps to Reduce Homelessness In Colorado Springs

This week we have Andrew Phelps in the studio, the city’s Homelessness Prevention and Response Coordinator. He has spent much of the last year putting together an eight point plan to help reduce homelessness in COS. In this episode we walk through the different proposals in the plan, why they are there and the specific…

Episode 129: Facts, Figures and the Future of the Homeless in COS

  This week we sit down with Andrew Phelps, the City of Colorado Springs’s Homelessness Prevention and Response Coordinator for the City of Colorado Springs. In his role with the City Andrew evaluates best practices, provides project management assistance to community non-profits, acts as a liaison between community organizations and City leadership, and keeps elected…

Episode 118: Bail Fail

The United States bail system is the primary way our courts deal with pre-conviction imprisonment. Those that are charged with a crime, but not yet convicted, have the option to trade money for freedom. But in many cases, as our criminal justice system increasingly criminalizes poverty, defendants are simply too poor to gain their freedom…

Episode 6: Do we have a Homeless Problem?

With talk of the City For Champions development and the continuing influx of new businesses into downtown Colorado Springs the homeless population is often cited as a ┬ápotential determinant to development. Our downtown parks, including America the Beautiful, Antlers Park and Acacia Park play host to large numbers of homeless people in our city. Homeless…