Big Talks About the Future of Housing | Ismael Guerrero

  • 11/17/2020
  • 8:30 AM - 9:30 AM
  • Online

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Ismael returned to Mercy Housing after working with the Housing Authority of the City and County of Denver(DHA), where he served as executive director for more than 12 years. Under his direction, DHA became a nationally recognized leader in creative affordable housing development, neighborhood transformation initiatives, and entrepreneurial approaches to resident economic empowerment. Prior to DHA, Guerrero helped develop affordable multi-family housing throughout the Western United States as a business development officer with US Bancorp Community Development Corporation. He also spent close to three years as vice president and director of real estate development with Mercy Housing's Mountain Plains regional office.

"My career has been dedicated to creating housing solutions, empowering residents and building healthy communities," Guerrero said. "I feel incredibly blessed to have this opportunity to lead Mercy Housing and to do so with a team that has consistently demonstrated a deep passion for and commitment to bringing hope and opportunity to individuals and families across the country." 

Learning Objectives:

  • Highlighting the important connection between housing, economic development, and planning and zoning; 
  • Understanding redevelopment and displacement and how we can raise our standards for retaining residents.
  • In a post pandemic world, what are the trends that will shape the future of housing in successful urban and rural communities?

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