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Denver’s new apartment building caters to homeless who have been traumatized after years on the streets [denverpost.com]

 

Sunlight fills every corridor, the exit visible even from the opposite end of the apartment building.

Its 60 bedrooms have no doors to shut, but, instead, window-sized wall cutouts to see through to the living room. And the “safe courtyard,” filled with deep-pink rose bushes and shade umbrellas, is open to the sky yet fenced off to prevent outside entry from Federal Boulevard.

The design is unique in Colorado and rare nationally, a “trauma-informed” apartment building that soon will house people who for years have lived on Denver’s streets, in and out of jail, detox and emergency rooms. There are no crevices, nothing that resembles a dark alley or shadowy stairwell.

[For more of this article written by Jennifer Brown, go to http://www.denverpost.com/2017...apartments-homeless/]

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