After a pair of false starts, the Colorado Village Collaborative and other agencies announced two new sites Monday that could serve as Denver’s first sanctioned homeless encampments, though a city permit still is needed.

The sites are located on the properties of First Baptist Church in Capitol Hill and the Denver Community Church’s uptown location on Pearl Street, Matt Lynn, spokesman for the Interfaith Alliance of Colorado, said in a release.

The proposals minimize political exposure for city officials by placing the encampments on private property. Two separate proposals on city property were withdrawn earlier this year after facing strong pushback from neighbors and businesses. Those delays have left many frustrated and disappointed.

With the new locations, city officials only have to grant a temporary use permit, said Cole Chandler, executive director of the Colorado Village Collaborative, which will run the encampments, called safe open spaces.

Interfaith Alliance officials are currently working on the application for that permit and will submit it to the city soon, Director of Housing Justice Kathleen Van Voorhis told The Denver Post.

So far, pushback on these sites appears to be minimal, she said, and the Capitol Hill United Neighbors organization supports the sites, she said.

If the permit is granted, Van Voorhis said the sites would ideally open by Dec. 1.

The Interfaith Alliance will meet further with neighbors and other community members with two virtual meetings, one on Nov. 19 and a second on Nov. 21, Lynn said. Additional information on those meetings is available online at sos.konveio.com.