Community Connections

Resident Councils

Each DHA development and building operates a Local Resident Council (LRC). The Resident Council Board (RCB) is the governing body of all DHA’s LRCs.  RCB Executive Officers, in partnership with the RCS Department, assist LRC and RCB members to operate successful, high functioning councils. The RCB holds a bi-monthly meeting for all DHA residents over the age of 18 and provides three conferences a year.

Purpose of Resident Council

The LRCs and RCB serve as self governing organizations of a development or building of a DHA-managed property. The principal purposes of the RCB and the LRCs are to:

  • Advocate for residents before DHA and other agencies.
  • Evaluate physical and social conditions at respective developments or buildings.
  • Encourage programs and activities designed to promote leadership, education, safety, and self-sufficiency.
  • Encourage good working relationships between residents and DHA staff.
  • Determine the needs of each development or building.

Gold Star Renter's Club

Gold Star Renter’s Club will teach our participants lifestyle habits that will assist them in looking beyond the Housing Choice Voucher Program.  They will lean about DHA’s Family Self Sufficiency (FSS) and Home Ownership program.

Participants will learn:

  •  Basic credit repair and credit rebuilding
  •  Long/term savings goals
  •  Debt reduction

 Benefits of the program:

  •  Learn about the FSS and Home Ownership Program
  •  Debt Reduction and Budgeting
  •  Increase your understanding of what landlords expect from tenants

Upcoming Sessions:

  • Abbreviated version every Thursday at 777 Grant, 1st Floor, 10:45am

Wall of Fame

The Wall of Fame Awards Ceremony honors and recognizes those who have made outstanding contributions to DHA and those who have accomplished significant self-sufficiency goals as DHA residents. Join us for an evening of networking, resident testimonials, dinner, and an auction. Please direct any questions about the Wall of Fame nominations process and ceremony to rcsevents@DenverHousing.org

demographics

Look at age demographics above and then listen to this archived podcast about the DHA residents and programs designed to support them. 

Partner Agencies

RCS is grateful for the considerable assistance and support we have received from our agency partners. DHA sites have benefited from generous contributions of time and resources and we would like to thank each of our partners for the 2015 year!   

A Aerial Home HealthDominican Home Health AgencyPenske
AARPDowd RestorationPet Aid Co
AbbotsDress for SuccessPinkard Construction
American Mechanical ServiceEnergy OutreachPride Construction
American Technologies IncEnterprise CommunitiesProject Wise
AR ServicesEnterprise FleetQue Bueno
ArtReachEpworth FoundationRegional Transportation Department
Bank of American – Merrill LynchExtraction Oil and GasRenewal By Anderson
Brothers RedevelopmentFairway MortgageRoss Management
Catholic CharitiesFood Bank of the RockiesRude Rec Center (James Salinas)
Center for African American HealthGlenn Kitchen From Sun ValleySam Sandos Christmas Basket Program
CHFAHOPESanta’s Elves
Church of the AdventHallmarkSenior Assistance Center
City of Denver Office of Financial EmpowermentHD SupplySenior Mobile Dental
City ProjectsHealthSETSenior Mobile Food Bank
Cocal LandscapeHills Tree and ShrubSeniors Inc
Colorado AccessHungerFreeShamrock Sales
Colorado Carpet CenterI-KotaSpencer Fane
Colorado Gerontological SocietyInkMonstrSqueaky Bean (Joshua Was. Olsen)
Colorado Premier Builders IncInnovageSteuben’s
Compass Bank BBVAJCA GlassSun Valley Youth Center
Comprehensive Risk ServicesKids Giving to Kids 365Surface Restoration
Confluence MinistriesLos CochinosThe Bridge Project
CRHDCMental Health Corporation of DenverThe LOAF Project
DeNUM (Denver Urban Ministries)Mercy HousingThe Sprinkler Guy
Denver Community Credit UnionMetropolitan State CollegeThreads and Treads
Denver Dream CenterMiCasa Resource CenterToys for Tots
Denver HealthMile High MontessoriTrevista at Horace Mann
Denver Health and HospitalsMile High United WayUnited HealthCare
Denver HospiceMilender White ConstructionUS Bank
Denver Metro Fair HousingMost Precious Blood ChurchUS Bank Home Mortgage
Denver Parks & RecreationNational Academy of Elder Law Attorney’sVolante Realty
Denver Police DepartmentNEWSEDVolunteers of America
Denver Rescue MissionNortheast Denver HousingWells Fargo
Denver United ChurchOffice of Immigrant and Refugee AffairsWells Fargo Mortgage
Denver Urban GardensOn Faith MinistriesWestside Learning Center
​DGS Law​Palace Construction
NAHRO Awards recipients
Recognition & Accomplishments

National NAHRO, Awards of Merit :

 

  • Have a Kid’s Back, 2017
  • National NAHRO Award of Excellence, 2017
  • National NAHRO Award of Excellence – Senior Mobile Dental, 2017
  • With Every Heart Beat is Life Program, 2013
  • Thanksgiving Meal Program, 2013
  • FSS Cash Out Restructure, 2013
  • Resident Achievement Program, 2013
  • FSS Class Restructure, 2013
  • Asset Program, 2012
  • Leadership Handbook—Enhancing Effectiveness, 2012
  • Rebuilding Communities through NSP, 2012
  • One Voice-Increasing Resident Participation, 2012
  • More We/Less Me – Resident Leadership, 2011
  • Summer of Service, 2011
  • 2010 NAHRO National Award of Merit – Summer of Service Program
  • Opportunity Centers, 2009
  • Eat Better & Move More — Steps to Healthier Aging, 2007
  • Annual Home Owner Reunion Peer Mentoring Program, 2005
  • Homeownership Asset Building Without Deed Restrictions, 2005
  • Bridging Financial Gaps for Low Income Buyers, 2004
  • Homeownership Program Financing Partners, 2003
  • Individual Savings Accounts – Savings for Homeownership, 2008
  • Wall of Fame Honoring Significant Contributions, 2008
  • Pre-purchase Foreclosure Prevention Strategies, 2008
  • Homeownership Educational Partnerships, 2007
  • Finance Fitness Case Management – Bridging the Gap Between Financial Barriers and Homeownership, 2006
  • Merit  Affordable Housing Gap Financing, 2003
  • Homeowner Mentoring Program, 2001
  • Annual Goal Achievement Celebration, 2001
  • Denver University Bridge Project, 2000
  • Home Ownership Public Education Program, 2000
  • National NAHRO, Award of Excellence — NAHRO National Award of Excellence – Sherwin Williams, 2010 
  • Nominated for Eagle Award — Homeownership Program — 2010 
  • Mile High Youth Corps – Outstanding Community Partner Award, 2010 
  •  NARSAAH, Public Housing Youth Program of the Year, 2010