Denver Housing Authority Board of Commissioners Adopts DEI Blueprint

The Denver Housing Authority (DHA) recently partnered with CU Denver and MSU Denver to help residents, DHA employees, and college students looking for housing and jobs in the downtown area. Photo credit: MSU

During a Board of Commissioners meeting held on August 24, 2023, the Denver Housing Authority (DHA) formally approved a significant Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) Blueprint plan reflecting a commitment to promote an inclusive culture across the organization.

“DHA is committed to creating an environment that is diverse, inclusive and equitable where all staff, participants, residents, vendors, and board members are treated with respect and dignity,” Grace Buckley, the board chair said. “DHA embraces inclusivity and diversity in race, gender, ethnicity, nationality, religion, sexual identity, familial status, age, disability and socio-economic status.”

The pledge taken by the board includes valuing, respecting and encouraging the full participation of each individual in the life and leadership of the organization, and enriching the work-life experience through the exchange of different ideas, beliefs, experiences and perspectives.

As DHA continues to serve the residents of Denver by developing, owning, and operating safe, decent, and affordable housing in a manner that promotes thriving communities, it will help build communities whose members are judged by the quality of their character and contributions, bringing together individuals from diverse backgrounds and cultures.

DHA is a quasi-municipal corporation with a portfolio of over 13,000 units and housing choice vouchers, providing affordable housing to more than 27,000 very low, low, and middle-income individuals. DHA has been creating vibrant communities and sustainable neighborhoods since 1938.

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