Metro Housing Coalition

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Committee Leadership

Executive Officer: Chérie Talbert, HBA of Metro Denver, 303-551-6734

President: John Vitella, Vitella Partners, 303-210-4964

Vice-President: Rick Dengler, Brookfield Residential, 303-790-6592

Immediate Past-President: Tom Kaufman, Antonoff & Company Brokerage, 303-669-8118

Treasurer: Roger Hollard, Land Perspectives, 303-726-2147

Board Members

Peter Benson, Koelbel & Company, 303-758-3500 ext. 8782

Al Cunningham, PCS Group, Inc., 303-531-4905

Rick Dengler, Brookfield Residential, 303-790-6592

Aaron Foy, BLVDWAY Communities, 303-955.4421

Roger Hollard, Land Perspectives, 303-726-2147

Jeff Kappes, Shea Homes, 720-348-3076

Karl Knapp, CVL Consultants, 720-249-3527

Heidi Majerik, Southern Land Company, 303-888-3866

Glenn Nier, Meritage Homes, 303-406-4232

Carl Nelson, Oread Capital, 303-947-0744 

Bruce Rau, Oakwood Homes, 303-486-8500 

Diana Rael, Norris Design, 303-892-1166

James Spehalski, Marathon Land, 303-920-9400

Peter Tobin, Land Title Guarantee Company, 303-321-1880

Downloadable Conflict of Interest form for Member Use

Metro Housing Coalition Political Committee

Metro Housing Coalition Political Committee's Mission

The Metro Housing Coalition (MHC) is the political arm of the Home Builders Association (HBA) of Metro Denver. Led by a Board of Directors composed of HBA builder and associate members, the MHC works to inform local and state governmental officials about homebuilding issues through the election process, individual meetings, workshops and events.

Households Priced-Out by Higher House Prices and Interest Rates

Increases in house prices and interest rates clearly have an impact on housing affordability. Often, stakeholders are interested in increases due to changes in government regulation. NAHB’s “priced-out” estimates provides a convenient way of putting these changes in context.

Price Increase impacts:

NAHB’s latest estimates show that nationally, a $1,000 increase in the price of a median-priced new home will price 127,560 U.S. households out of the market. Based on their incomes and standard underwriting criteria, each of these households would be able to qualify for a mortgage to purchase the home before the price increase, but not afterward. Read more

Track record
Over the past 5 years, 80% of those candidates who have been supported and endorsed by the MHC have been elected into office in the 34 municipalities and 8 counties within the Denver Metro area. We also support state level candidates either in a supporting role with our statewide association or directly as determined by an annual analysis of races.

2018 Election Guides - Now Available!

The MHC interviews and supports political candidates based on permit activity and issues within our territory covering thirty-four municipalities and eight counties in the metro Denver region. *Those who elect to interview with the MHC and those who support a vibrant and affordable housing market are those who receive an endorsement and/or a contribution from the Metro Housing Coalition.

Click Here to access the list of candidates that the MHC voted to endorse in the Fall 2018 elections.

Click Here to access the Colorado Association of Home Builders' Statewide Ballot Questions and Statewide & Legislative candidate voting recommendations.

2019 Political Forum
The MHC hosts one premier event every year, the Political Forum.  Save the Date for the 2019 event to be held Wednesday, September 25, 2019.

Contact Chérie Talbert HBA Chief Executive Officer & Executive Director of the Metro Housing Coalition Political Committee 303-551-6734 at any time during the year to secure the purchase of your table! As a reminder, tables sell out quickly.

Get to Know Us
The MHC Board of Directors is made up of a representation of home builders, developers, and associate members of the HBA of Metro Denver. The Board acts as the governing body of the MHC with the authority to establish policy and implement the objectives of the MHC. The Board consists of up to twenty directors.

Benefits

  • Advance the interests and political awareness of the homebuilding industry in Metro Denver.
  • Support local and state level candidates as determined by an annual analysis of races.
  • Work to improve the political climate for the homebuilding industry within the Metro Denver region.
  • Help our members and elected officials play a more active role in the public policy and political process surrounding homebuilding issues.