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Denver Approves New Housing Advisory Committee

Denver City Council on Monday approved the initial slate of appointments to Denver’s new Housing Advisory Committee. The advisory group, which will convene monthly beginning in January 2017, was established as part of Denver’s first Dedicated Housing Fund Ordinance that was approved in September.

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.

The 23-member committee is comprised of members appointed by the Mayor and City Council, as well as ex-officio members that serve on the committee by virtue of their role as public and quasi-public housing partners. Appointments are staggered across one-, two- and three-year terms.

More information on the Housing Advisory Committee is available online at Denvergov.org/housing. This web page will be updated regularly with meeting dates, approved meeting minutes and other information resulting from committee meetings.

Below is the current committee roster:

Ex-Officio Members

Executive Director of the Office of Economic Development
Paul Washington

Executive Director of Community Planning and Development
Brad Buchanan

Executive Director of the Office of HOPE 
TBD

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

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

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
TBD

Impacted Community Member
Randy Kilbourne, Member of Cross-Disability Coalition and Denver Metro Fair Housing Center
Term expires 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

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

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