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Mayor Hancock Announces Appointments to Advisory Committee for Housing People Experiencing Homelessness

DENVER – Mayor Michael B. Hancock today announced the appointment of 15 community leaders to the newly created Advisory Committee for Housing People Experiencing Homelessness. Working together with the Housing Advisory Committee and Denver’s Road Home, this new committee will advise the city on best practices, strategies and innovations for housing those experiencing homelessness.

“This diverse group of community leaders will lend a critical voice in the work to deploy our resources to create and expand housing options for people and families experiencing homelessness, as well as those living on the brink of homelessness,” Mayor Hancock said. “Together with our regional partners, we’ve helped more than 3,000 people who were living without homes obtain housing and housing stability in the last two years. The efforts of this committee will help us amplify some of the most important work we do as a community.”

One-third of the committee will be made up of people with lived experiences with homelessness, and providers and regional, business and interfaith representatives will make up the remainder of the committee. The committee was structured to reflect the broad range of stakeholders impacted by homelessness and working with people experiencing homelessness. The new committee will be staffed by Denver’s Road Home, the city’s program that provides strategy, funding and coordination around resources for people experiencing homelessness in Denver. The committee will hold their first meeting later this spring.

The newly appointed members of the Advisory Committee for Housing People Experiencing Homelessness are:

  • Caroline Barajas, Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Department of Veteran Affairs
  • Sara Baris, Senior Manager of Planning and Analysis, Denver Public Schools
  • Billie Bramhall, President, Bramhall & Associates
  • Indya Clark, Case Manager, Aurora Housing Authority
  • Will Connelly, Executive Director, Metro Denver Homeless Initiative
  • Haroun Cowans, CEO and Executive Director, Impact Empowerment Group, Inc.
  • Ilyas El-Amin, OneHome Families Coordinator, Colorado Coalition for the Homeless
  • Clayton Gonzales, Director for Programs, Urban Peak
  • Randle Loeb, First Unitarian Church of Denver
  • Cuicatl Montoya, Peer Navigator, Denver Public Library
  • Dwayne Meeks, Resident Services Coordinator/Case Manager, Mercy Housing, Inc.
  • Brad Meuli, President and CEO, Denver Rescue Mission
  • Brandi Raney, Financial Service Representative, Aurora Federal Credit Union
  • Michael Sinnett, Vice President of Shelters and Community Outreach, Catholic Charities Denver
  • Maria Sierra, Family Advocate, Mile High Ministries