Denver, CO 80204
Jennie Rodgers is vice president and Denver market leader for Enterprise Community Partners, Inc. She has 30 years of experience in the arenas of affordable housing policy, finance and development, and has worked in the nonprofit, private and government sectors on urban and rural housing initiatives. Jennie began her career developing a homeless shelter and establishing homeless services in Durango, Colorado. She then moved on to a housing consultancy firm, an urban nonprofit and finally the state of Colorado Division of Housing. For over a decade, Jennie helped local agencies and governments identify housing needs, create local services and housing programs, develop real estate and establish nonprofit agencies.
For 15 years, Jennie led the Community Strategies Institute (CSI), an affordable housing and community development consulting firm based in Denver. At CSI, she was responsible for leading teams in creating consolidated plans, analysis of impediments to fair housing, housing needs assessments, strategic plans and market studies throughout the western U.S, working with partners that include the Denver Housing Authority, West Denver Renaissance Collaborative, City and County of Denver, State of Colorado, and other key Colorado organizations. She was a member of the NeighborWorks America Success Measures technical assistance team and other national NeighborWorks and Enterprise teams.
Jennie is the co-author of many publications on community development and housing needs in Colorado and around the west. She created training products aimed at local government officials, nonprofit and for-profit developers and agency staff who administer federal housing programs. At Enterprise, she has been a member of the Denver Housing Advisory Committee, Mile High Connects Steering Committee, the Colorado Health Foundation Housing Advisory Committee, the Adams County Opportunity Zone Task Force and other advisory committee.
Jennie has a bachelor’s degree in Anthropology and Business from Vanderbilt University.