Mayor Johnston's All In Mile High

On July 18, 2023 — his second day in office — Denver Mayor Mike Johnston signed an emergency declaration to help 1,000 people experiencing homelessness get indoors. In the effort first known as House1000, the city permanently closed encampments for the first time in Denver’s history, not by moving people to the next block, but by connecting them to housing and wraparound support services like mental health care, substance misuse treatment and workforce training.

That goal to house 1,000 people was successfully met by the end of 2023, and the city permanently closed 10 encampments in the same time frame.

After hitting the ground running during his first six months in office by setting and hitting this ambitious goal, Mayor Johnston rolled out new citywide goal specific to homelessness: reach a total of 2,000 people moved indoors from unsheltered homelessness by Dec. 31, 2024. The initiative is now known as All In Mile High.

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Our Approach

Mayor Mike Johnston's administration is working to deliver a safe, affordable, and vibrant Denver for every single resident. These pillars represent the four major initiatives that will build on each other to make Denver a leader on affordable housing, public safety, and economic opportunity

 A yellow arrow with four colored boxes; the first purple box says encampment resolution to address homelessness, the second is blue and says affordable housing solutions, the third is red and says increased public safety, the fourth is dark blue and says revitalization of downtown.

On the first day of our administration, we set a historic and unprecedented operation in motion that demonstrates the urgency, compassion, and leadership we will bring to tackle this problem. The plan includes the following priorities:

  1. Deploy an Encampment Resolution Program
  2. Leverage Existing Housing Resources
  3. Expedite Hotel Pipeline to Bring More Options Online Quickly
  4. Scale Micro-Communities Across Denver
  5. Utilize Congregate Shelter as Needed and Support Sheltering System

Community Call to Action Opportunities

We are asking you to help us expedite the pipeline of supportive housing and shelter by partnering with the City to lease or sell parcels of land to support the addition of new micro-communities. Learn more below:

Learn How To Lease or Sell Land(PDF, 135KB)