DENVER (CBS4)– Denver Mayor Michael Hancock announced the appointment of Doug B. Smith to become Denver’s new Director of Housing and Neighborhood Services.

Smith will formulate and coordinate programs to attract and promote affordable housing and desirable neighborhood development in Denver.

“Denver is working to provide our residents easy access to the resources they need to lead vibrant lives. Smart, diverse housing in our neighborhoods is vital,” Mayor Hancock said in a statement.

“Doug is a collaborator with a breadth of housing experience on all levels. I believe he will help bring affordable solutions to our residents, working hand in hand with our outside partners as well as agencies ranging from sustainability to economic development to human services.”

HNS operates within the Office of Economic Development, which advances economic prosperity for Denver’s businesses, neighborhoods and residents.

Smith will begin his new post on November 1.

He will manage and administer federal and state funds to housing, community and economic development programs.

“Mayor Hancock and his administration are dedicated to providing all residents with affordable housing options and thoughtful neighborhood planning to deliver a better Denver for tomorrow,” Smith said in a statement. “I am proud to join this diverse, skilled team and am anxious to get to work.”

Most recently Smith was the regional vice president for the Southwestern U.S. at Mokhus LLC, an investment and consulting firm where he focused on investments in commercial real estate.


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