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HOPE executive director Joseph Zanovitch walks through a corridor at the nonprofit’s facility where clothing for their clients is shelved on Thursday in Longmont. (Timothy Hurst/Staff Photographer) A proposed SafeLot in Boulder would provide a place for people living in their cars to park overnight and have access to resources and case management. But some Boulder homelessness advocates aren’t sure that safe lots are effective in ending homelessness or worth the cost. Longmont’s Homeless Outreach Providing Encouragement anticipates opening a Boulder SafeLot in March, but first has its sights on expanding its Longmont location. HOPE executive director Joseph Zanovitch, right, visits with client Curtis Cramer, who is waiting for to see whether he’s received any mail today at the nonprofit’s facility on Thursday. (Timothy Hurst/Staff Photographer) Joseph Zanovitch, executive director of HOPE, said the nonprofit plans to open two auxiliary lots in Longmont by Feb. 1. The lots would contain five available spaces each and are being donated by Longmont churches. When opened, Longmont will have 19 parking spaces available across its SafeLots. “It’s been needed,” Zanovitch said. As of Wednesday, Zanovitch said the wait list for the Longmont SafeLot had about 12 people on it. On average, there are one to two applicants a week. Since the SafeLot opened, there have been a total of 65 applications. “The good news is that the opening of these lots will take care of the majority of the people on our wait list,” he said. Zanovitch has asked that the specific […]