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Resident Profile Series: Victor Torrez

Victor Torrez, a resident of Meeker Commons, loves to golf in the summer and shoot pool year-round at the senior center. Now though, COVID-19 restrictions have shut down the senior center, which means no pool and no watching Broncos games with friends. 

“I miss being in the main room and sitting in there. Being at home all the time feels like being in jail,” says Torrez. — READ FULL STORY

RMC Hires New Executives to Support Growth (Press Release)

Colorado-based, affordable housing nonprofit Rocky Mountain Communities (RMC), that owns and manages affordable housing communities across the state, is positioning itself for growth by filling two new executive roles. Mark Marshall has been named the Vice President of Real Estate and Denise Gomez has been named Director of Development, Equity and Engagement for the organization. 

“It’s been more than 15 years since RMC last had a VP of Real Estate,” said Dontae Latson, CEO of Rocky Mountain Communities. “With plans of bringing more properties into our portfolio down the road, we knew now was the right time to hire an expert in real estate. Additionally, with the important role that fundraising and partnerships play in the success of a nonprofit, and our focus on providing affordable housing to those who are underserved, this is a pivotal moment for us to bring someone on board who can drive our efforts around fundraising and equity.” — READ FULL STORY

Resident Profile Series: Jane’s Story

The last two years have been nothing short of a nightmare for Jane and her family. When Jane moved to Mountain Terrace in July of 2019, there were several months where she had difficulty paying rent. She fell into a depression as a result of losing custody of her daughter and the difficulty of being a single mom trying to pay the bills. Jane ended an abusive relationship about two years ago. And though she didn’t know it at the time, her oldest daughter, Maggie, was severely impacted by the abuse.  — READ FULL STORY

Resident Profile Series: Ken Murphy 

Ken Murphy knows Denver inside and out. In 1952, his parents moved two-year-old Murphy and the family from Wytheville, Virginia to Denver’s Lincoln Park projects on the west side.  For 68 years, Murphy has watched the city change and grow. 

“It’s evolved into a better city,” says Murphy. 

He explains that Denver used to be more segregated, but now he sees a significant difference. Murphy attended Denver East High School, which he says was “one of the most diverse in the state.” And aside from the good weather, he says he loves Denver because of the people and what makes them unique. — READ FULL STORY

A Look Back at our Successes in 2020 (Blog Post)

What do we say about 2020 that hasn’t been said already? It was a year of upending the norm, throwing curveballs, and living through something none of us has lived through before… a pandemic. But we came together, supported each other, and most importantly, our communities stayed strong.

I’m proud of the Rocky Mountain Communities team for the way we navigated through the early months of the pandemic and how we continue to support our communities today. Through all the ups and downs, 2020 was a year of great change, shifts, and positive outcomes. — READ FULL STORY

10/5/20 From Denver Business Journal – Dontae Latson’s varied career has included stints in county government, hospital leadership and now, affordable housing. — READ FULL STORY


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