City of Arvada purchases property for potential Jefferson County housing navigation center
As seen in the Arvada Press:
“I realize to the public something like this can send up red flags. You say a ‘navigation center,’ you say, ‘homeless services.’ For many that will conjure up wonderful images; for others that might conjure something scary. And I want to assure the public at this point in time that this is my district and I’ve already driven around it; I’ve already looked at this,” Simpson said.
“This is a good site that would be able to provide opportunities to people. It’s not buried inside an existing historical neighborhood. It is walkable to job opportunities that could train people. We are not looking at the kind of situation where we could be seeing tent cities in Arvada… If we’re going to do this, Arvada, we’re going to do it right.”