Elevated Denver

by Johnna Flood

The Elevated Denver podcast is a 10-episode, documentary-style narrative that focuses on homelessness to illustrate how Denver’s social safety net and economy are leaving nearly half of our neighbors behind. We have interviewed local experts as well as a number of community members who are currently or who were previously unhoused. We also highlight some innovative strategies in Denver and beyond and have a call to action to be... Read more

Podcast episodes

  • Season 1

  • S01 E10 - Episode 10: Where Do We Go From Here?

    S01 E10 - Episode 10: Where Do We Go From Here?

    In the final episode of the series, we take a look back at what we have heard across episodes, and get a deep look at the City of Denver's plan to address homelessness and housing instability. We examine the economic and social sy...

    30:22
  • S01 E09 - Episode 9: The Roots of Housing Inequities in Denver, Colorado

    S01 E09 - Episode 9: The Roots of Housing Inequities in Denver, Colorado

    In this episode, we take a deeper look at the structural inequities that have brought us to our current housing and homelessness crisis. We talk with a local developer, Susan Powers, local Councilwoman Candi C'deBaca, Britta Fishe...

    34:52
  • S01 E08 - Episode 8: Warren Village Alumnus Jessie

    S01 E08 - Episode 8: Warren Village Alumnus Jessie

    Jessie shares with us her experiences navigating a challenging relationship, which put her housing at risk, finding support throughout Denver and with her employer and community, and reestablishing herself with a home and school. ...

    24:53
  • S01 E07 - Episode 7: Warren Village Alumnus Jasmine

    S01 E07 - Episode 7: Warren Village Alumnus Jasmine

    In this episode, we get to hear from Jasmine, former resident of Warren Village. Jasmine, a single mom with two kids, shares her story of being unhoused, her experience with Warren Village, finding housing after the program, and h...

    18:58
  • S01 E06 - Episode 6: Navigating the Housing System

    S01 E06 - Episode 6: Navigating the Housing System

    In this episode we interview Elise Matatall, the former Alumni Navigator for Warren Village, a local nonprofit serving low-income, single-parent families providing them with stable housing, early-childhood education and wraparound...

    18:48