Housing Advisory Committee

Too many Denver residents lack the simple advantages many of us take for granted, like a place to call home. Housing costs, both rent and for sale, have risen dramatically. Even with robust construction, Denver's supply of housing has been unable to keep pace with demand. Today, affordability is simply not within reach, even for many working families.

Denver launched its first-ever Dedicated Fund for Housing in January 2017, and is creating robust, expanded initiatives to close this housing gap. A multi-sector Housing Advisory Committee has been formed as well to ensure that the best of our local wisdom, experience, and housing expertise can help steer this critical work forward.

The committee provides essential strategic input on uses of the dedicated fund. Recommendations from the group are helping inform annual affordable housing priorities as well as our five-year comprehensive housing plan for the city.

Committee Information

Members

A person may become a member of the Housing Advisory Committee three ways:  by virtue of his/her professional role (ex-officio), by appointment by the Mayor, or by appointment by City Council. Appointments are staggered across one-, two-, and three-year terms.

Roster as of March 2019:

COMMITTEE CHAIR
Heather Lafferty, CEO and Executive Director, Habitat for Humanity of Metro Denver
Nonprofit Affordable Housing Development; Mayoral appointment
Term expires 12/31/20

VICE CHAIR
Impacted Community Member; Mayoral appointment
Randy Kilbourne, Community Transition Coordinator, Atlantis Community
Term expires 12/31/19

Ex-Officio Members

  • Executive Director of the Office of Economic Development
    Eric Hiraga
  • Interim Executive Director of Community Planning and Development
    Jill Jennings Golich
  • Chief Housing Officer, Office of Economic Development 
    Britta Fisher
  • Chief Financial Officer
    Brendan Hanlon
  • Top Homeless Official
    Chris Conner, Denver’s Road Home
  • Executive Director of the Denver Housing Authority
    Ismael Guerrero
  • Executive Director of the Denver Urban Renewal Authority
    Tracy Huggins
  • Executive Director of the Colorado Housing and Finance Authority
    Cris White
  • Executive Director of the Colorado Division of Housing
    Alison George

Mayoral Appointments

  • Representative of Homeless Service Provider
    John Parvensky, Executive Director, Colorado Coalition for the Homeless
    Term expires 12/31/20
  • Representative of Community Housing Development Organization
    Veronica Barela, Former President and CEO, NEWSED Community Development
    Term expires 12/31/20
  • Representative of Major Employer
    Carl Patten, Director, Community Benefit, Centura Health
    Term expires 12/31/20
  • Private-Sector, Commercial Real Estate Representative
    Bill Pruter, Chief Financial Officer, Nichols Partnership
    Term expires on 12/31/20
  • Private-Sector, Market Rate Single-Family Residential Real Estate Representative
    Jessica Dominguez
  • Private-Sector, Market Rate Multi-Family Real Estate Representative
    Kenneth Ho, Development Manager, Lennar Multi-Family Communities
    Term expires 12/31/19
  • For-Profit Affordable Housing Developer
    Chuck Perry, Managing Partner, Perry Rose LLC
    Term expires 12/31/19
  • Housing Finance Expert
    Jennie Rodgers, VP,-Denver Market Leader, Enterprise Community Partners
    Term expires 12/31/19
  • At-Large Community Member
    Kevin Marchman, Board Chair, Stapleton Development Corporation
    Term expires 12/31/19

Denver City Council Appointments

  •  At-Large Community Member
    Jenny Santos, Health Coverage Guide, Servicios de La Raza
    Term expires 12/31/21
  • Housing Advocate
    Monique Johnson, Program Officer, Colorado Health Foundation
    Term expires 12/31/19
  • Council Representative
    Robin Kniech, At-Large Councilmember
    Term expires 12/31/20

Related Documents - Minutes and other materials