A few dozen Denver homeless people moved into expensive new digs this week, which is appropriate considering their address is Park Hill and their neighbors include none other than US Senator John Hickenlooper.
The City of Denver’s $ 900,000 contract spanning six months includes overnight accommodations for 40 people in one of these luxurious tents for just $ 22,500 per person.
The monthly rent for these heated tents is $ 3,750, but includes dental care, COVID-19 testing, community service opportunities, and permanent housing services. Colorado politics reports.
Still, it’s not exactly a bargain for tents that retail at Target for under $ 200.
Denver rent is expensive, but $ 3,750 a month for a tent still seems a bit pricey.
The school district better be awesome for prices like that, because the view sucks.
For comparison, we reached out to San Fransisco to see how much they are willing to spend on renting a street tent, and boy are they rolling the red carpet!
The annual budget for the 300 tents in the city of California it is $ 16.1 million, which is $ 61,000 per tent per year, and includes meals, restrooms, and security.
And here we thought Denver was being a waste.