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The 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 has created its first-ever Dedicated Fund for Housing and is launching robust, expanded initiatives to close this housing gap. A new 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 will serve to provide essential strategic input on uses of the dedicated fund. Recommendations from the group will help inform annual affordable housing budget priorities and three- to five-year comprehensive housing plans for the city.

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.

Kevin Marchman, Board Chair, Stapleton Development Corporation
Housing Finance Expert; Mayoral Appointment
Term expires 12/31/19

Heather Lafferty, CEO and Executive Director, Habitat for Humanity of Metro Denver
Nonprofit Affordable Housing Development; Mayoral appointment
Term expires 12/31/17

Ex-Officio Members

Interim Executive Director of the Office of Economic Development
Amy Mueller Edinger

Executive Director of Community Planning and Development
Brad Buchanan

Executive Director of the Office of HOPE
Erik Soliván

Chief Financial Officer
Brendan Hanlon

Top Homeless Official
Bennie Milliner, 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 12/31/17

Representative of Community Housing Development Organization
Veronica Barela, President and CEO, NEWSED Community Development
Term expires 12/31/17

Representative of Major Employer
Carl Patten, Director, Community Benefit, Centura Health
Term expires 12/31/18

Impacted Community Member
Randy Kilbourne, Member of Cross-Disability Coalition and Denver Metro Fair Housing Center
Term exires 12/31/19

Private-Sector, Commercial Real Estate Representative
Bill Pruter, Chief Financial Officer, Nichols Partnership
Term expires on 12/31/18

Private-Sector, Market Rate Single-Family Residential Real Estate Representative
Michael Warren, Denver Area Development Manager, Metropolitan Homes and Metropolitan Residential Advisors
Term expires 12/31/18

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

At-Large Community Member
Trinidad Rodriguez, Senior Vice President and Managing Director of Public Finance, D.A. Davidson & Co.
Term expires 12/31/18

Denver City Council Appointments

At-Large Community Member
Jenny Santos, Health Coverage Guide, Servicios de la Raza
Term expires 12/31/18

Housing Advocate
Brad Weinig, TOD Senior Program Director, Enterprise Community Partners
Term expires 12/31/19

Council Representative
Robin Kniech, At-Large Councilmember
Term expires 12/31/17

The next meeting will be on Thursday, November 16, from 2-4 p.m. 

The December meeting will be extended from its regular time to accommodate a half-day session together. It will be held on Thursday, December 7, from Noon - 5 p.m. Possible offisite locations are being considered and the location will be announced shortly.

Going forward, and barring special projects, the 2018 schedule will revert back to the first Thursday of each month, 2-4 p.m.