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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

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:


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

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

Committee Meetings:
Housing Advisory Committee meetings are held in the Wellington Webb Municipal Office Building, room 1.B.6. (unless otherwise noted below)

  • Thursday, January 3, 2019, 2-4 p.m.
  • Thursday, March 7, 2019, 2-4 p.m. - City & County Building, Parr-Widener Room (#389)
  • Thursday, May 2, 2019, 12-4 p.m., Colorado Health Foundation, 1780 Pennsylvania St.
  • Thursday, July 11, 2019, 2-4 p.m., Wellington Webb Municipal Office Building, room 4.F.6/4.G.2
  • Thursday, September 5, 2019, 2-4 p.m. - public comment period* will be held on public review draft of the 2020 Action Plan
  • Thursday, November 7, 2019, 2-4 p.m.

Subcommittee meetings (Finance; Production and Preservation; and Policy and Program) are held concurrently in the Wellington Webb Municipal Office Building, room 1.B.6.

  • Thursday, February 7, 2019, 2-4 p.m.
  • Thursday, April 4, 2019, 2-4 p.m.
  • Thursday, June 6, 2019, 2-4 p.m.
  • Thursday, August 1, 2019, 2-4 p.m.
  • Thursday, October 3, 2019, 2-4 p.m.
  • Thursday, December 5, 2019, 2-4 p.m.

To request language interpretation services, please contact Melissa Thate at or 720-913-1702 at least five days prior to the scheduled meeting. Deaf or hearing-impaired residents, please contact TTY 7-1-1 or 800-659-2656.

*La revisión publica del borrador para El Plan de Acción 2020 otorgara la oportunidad de comentarios de la comunidad. Para servicios de interpretación, favor de comunicarse con Melissa Thate al 720-913-1702 o por correo electrónico a mínimo cinco días antes de la revisión pública. Residentes con discapacidades auditivas, favor de comunicarse al TTY 7-1-1 o al 800-659-2656. 

November 2019
Agenda 11/7/19

October 2019
Agenda, 10/3/19

September 2019
Agenda, 9/5/19
Minutes 9/5/19

August 2019
Agenda 8/1/19
Minutes 8/1/19

July 2019
Agenda 7/11/19
Minutes 7/11/19

June 2019
Agenda 6/6/19
Minutes 6/6/19

May 2019
Agenda, 5/2/19
Minutes, 5/2/19

April 2019
Agenda, 4/4/19
Minutes, 4/4/19

March 2019
Agenda, 3/7/19
Minutes, 3/7/19

February 2019
Agenda, 2/7/19
Minutes, 2/7/19
Presentation - City Owned Vacant Land Analysis

January 2019
Agenda, 1/3/19
Minutes, 1/3/19

December 2018
Agenda, 12/6/18
Meeting Minutes, 12/6/18

November 2018
Meeting Minutes, 11/8/18

September 2018
Meeting Agenda, 9/6/18

August 2018
Meeting Agenda, 8/2/18
DRAFT - Annual Action Plan 2019

June 2018
Meeting Agenda, 6/7/18
Meeting Minutes, 6/7/18

May 2018
Meeting Agenda, 5/3/18
Meeting Minutes, 5/3/18

April 2018
Meeting Agenda, 4/5/18
HAC April Binder
2018 Action Plan

March 2018
Meeting Agenda, 3/1/18
Meeting Minutes

February 2018
Meeting Agenda, 2/1/18
Meeting Minutes
Housing an Inclusive Denver (FINAL DRAFT 1/25/18)

December 2017
Meeting Agenda, 12/7/17

November 2017
Meeting Agenda, 11/16/17
Meeting Minutes, 11/16/17

September 2017
Meeting Agenda, 9/28/17
Meeting Minutes, 9/28/17
Meeting Minutes, 9/7/17

Housing an Inclusive Denver - Draft Plan Framework
Spanish translation document

August 2017
Meeting Agenda - 8/22/17
Meeting Minutes - 8/22/17
OED Housing Update - August 2017
Meeting Agenda, 8/3/17
Presentation - Denver Comprehensive Housing Plan

July 2017
Meeting Agenda
Meeting Minutes

June 2017
Meeting Agenda
Meeting Minutes

May 2017
Meeting Agenda
Presentation - Enterprise Community Partners

April 2017
Meeting Agenda
Meeting Minutes 
Presentation - Community Planning and Development

March 2017
Meeting Agenda
Meeting Minutes

February 2017 
Meeting Agenda
Meeting Minutes
Denver Board of Ethics Memo re: Boards and Commissions
Housing Advisory Committee By-Laws (DRAFT)
Feedback on Draft By-Laws

January 2017 
Operational Plan for Housing Investments (DRAFT)
Administrative Rules and Regulations for Dedicated Fund (DRAFT)
Presentation - Retreat