Angie Nelson Named Deputy Director of Housing Stability, Homelessness
Published on March 04, 2021
The Denver Department of Housing Stability (HOST) has selected Angie Nelson as the Deputy Director of Housing Stability and Homelessness Resolution. Nelson has worked in policy and programs to address homelessness with Denver Human Services, Denver’s Road Home and HOST for the past six years, including as interim deputy director for the past four months. Prior to working with the City, she developed and led transitional housing programs for Denver Rescue Mission and Warren Village.
Nelson is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and holds a master’s degree in social work and bachelor’s degree in pre-professional counseling. She has a demonstrated record of collaborative stakeholder engagement and innovative systems change, as well as strong leadership and program management skills in her roles as a direct care provider, as a program manager and a social worker.
In addition to the practical skills needed for this position, Nelson brings a unique blend of experiences and perspectives to HOST team: “As someone with lived experiences of housing instability and homelessness growing up, I also have a personal passion for this work,” she said.
“Angie’s experience, passion, and strategic mind demonstrated she was the person to lead on the complex social issue of addressing homelessness and creating opportunities for housing stability,” said HOST Executive Director Britta Fisher. “Her in-depth contracts and systems knowledge combined with her passion for families experiencing homelessness is evident and will help us build a more equitable and affordable Denver.”
“I am excited for this opportunity to deepen my impact with the dynamic team of change-makers at HOST and with all our committed partners as we work to build a healthy, housed, and connected Denver,” Nelson said.