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 11 years, Jennie helped local agencies and governments identify housing needs, create local services and housing programs, develop real estate and establish nonprofit agencies.
For the past 15 years, Jennie has 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. In Denver, Jennie’s recent work includes assisting in the development of the new “Housing an Inclusive Denver” plan, the creation of the West Denver Renaissance Collaborative Single Family Plus Program, the Denver-wide NSP program and Denver Housing Authority Sun Valley Choice Neighborhoods redevelopment. She has been a member of the NeighborWorks America Success Measures technical assistance team and other national projects through NeighborWorks and Enterprise.
Jennie is the co-author of many publications on community development and housing needs in Colorado and around the west. She has been involved with the creation of a guidebook to assist local governments in solving their affordable housing problems and various statistical analyses on the impact state and local programs have had on Colorado’s housing needs. Jennie has created training products aimed at local government officials, nonprofit and for-profit developers and agency staff who administer federal housing programs.
Jennie has a B.A. in Anthropology and Business from Vanderbilt University.