Housing Stability Strategic Advisors

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In order to inform and guide the implementation of the 2021 Action Plan, a panel of Housing Stability Strategic Advisors has been appointed by the Mayor and City Council. This body is comprised of individuals whose professional and lived experience provide valuable insight into the work of HOST. HOST will work with the Strategic Advisors and the community to collaborate and lead progress through investment decisions, interdepartmental coordination, and other strategies. With their guidance, implementation approaches may pivot if needed to respond to the evolving COVID-19 crisis.

What You Need To Know

The Housing Stability Strategic Advisors were appointed in the Fall of 2020 through a public process. Six members are appointed by the Mayor and five members are appointed by City Council. The Housing Stability Strategic Advisors group includes 11 members: 

• Two with professional or lived expertise of the effects of gentrification and displacement or housing instability on lower income households; 

• Two with professional or lived expertise in homelessness or in providing housing or services for residents experiencing homelessness;

• Two with professional or lived expertise living in affordable housing or developing income-restricted housing; 

• One representing public, private, or philanthropic partner organizations that fund affordable housing;

• Two representatives from organizations that have a national best practice perspective on housing stability, homelessness resolution, or housing opportunity; 

• Two community representatives. 

Current Members

Current Board Members

The members of the Housing Stability Strategic Advisors are:

Darrell Watson (Board Chair),  Watson Wenk Group

Mayra Gonzales, AMBG Consulting 

Cuica Montoya, Colorado Village Collaborative

Joshua Geppelt, Denver Rescue Mission

Maria Sepulveda, Habitat for Humanity

Randy Kilbourn, Olin Resident Council

Jennie Rodgers, Enterprise Community Partners

Melanie Lewis Dickerson, Community Solutions

Kristin Toombs, Colorado Division of Housing

Marsha Brown, Denver Human Services

Thomas Allen, Denver Indian Center



The next meeting of the Housing Stability Strategic Advisors is scheduled for 9a.m. to 10:30 a.mFriday, October 15. See below to join: 

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HOST Meeting – Strategic Advisors 

2022 Action Plan 

October 15, 2021  

9:00AM - 10:30AM 


9:00 - 9:05 Welcome – Britta Fisher, HOST Executive Director and Chief Housing Officer 

9:05 - 9:20 Roles, responsibilities, members and terms, calendar – Britta Fisher, HOST Executive Director and Chief Housing Officer

9:20 - 10:15 2022 Budget, Recovery Funding, Action Plan – Jennifer Biess, HOST Director of Data, Policy, & Strategy/ Ami Webb, HOST Financial Director

10:15- 10:20 Policy Updates - (Ballot Measure Impacts, Expanding Housing Affordability Update) – Sabrina Allie, HOST Communications & Engagement Director

10:20 - 10:30 Public Comment, HSSA Discussion, Closing – Darrell Watson, HSSA Chair