How Seven Nights Homeless Made This Colorado Mayor A Better Leader
On this episode of The Federalist Radio Hour, the mayor of Aurora, Colorado, Mike Coffman, joins The Federalist’s Western Correspondent Tristan Justice to discuss his time camping as a homeless person for a week to learn more about the complexities of homelessness in his community and how to address it.
“What compelled me is I didn’t feel like I had a good understanding of the issue,” Coffman said, noting that homelessness is a “growing problem” in the Denver and Aurora metropolitan areas. “I think when you go and visit, you know, shelters and nonprofits and they give you a briefing, they’re telling you their interpretation of it. They’re telling you what they want you to know, and I never felt that I had a handle on the issue.”