FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
December 22, 2010
Rick Hanger named as new Housing Technology and Standards manager at the Colorado Division of Housing
The Colorado Department of Local Affairs is pleased to announce Rick Hanger as the new Housing Technology and Standards (HTS) Manager at the Division of Housing, effective. The HTS manager is responsible for overall operations of the DOLA/DOH Housing Technology and Standards Section. The appointment is effective immediately.
The mission of the HTS Section is to ensure public life, health and safety through code compliant construction. In this new role, Rick is responsible for the administration and compliance with seven programs that support the mission: HUD State Administrative Agency, HUD In-Plant Inspection Agency, Colorado Factory Built Housing, Colorado Factory Built Nonresidential Structures, Manufactured Housing Installation, MH/FB Dealer Registration, and Multi-Family Structures (where there is no adopted building code).
Rick has served in several roles at the Colorado Department of Local Affairs over his years of service. These roles have included being the lead technical training and technical assistance staff for the D.O.E Weatherization Program and most recently providing overall management of the Housing Development Section of the Division of Housing, including the lead on the HOME Program and the State Housing Development Grant Program.
Prior to joining the staff of DOH in the 1991 on the Weatherization Program Technical Training staff, Rick spent over ten years in the residential energy-efficiency field including; several years as a private contractor and six years as a community-based non-profit program manager. Rick gained national recognition for the implementation of several Colorado developed processes for the Weatherization Program and has provided technical presentations and trainings in over twenty-six states.
Rick has served on several Boards and Committees as staff of the Division of Housing, including; the Colorado Association of Realtors Housing Opportunity Foundation (CARHOF) Board, the Energy Outreach Colorado Multi-family Weatherization Selection Committee, the Mile High Community Loan Fund Loan Committee and the State of Colorado Lead-Based Paint Coalition. He also represents the State of Colorado as the State’s Class A voting member for the International Code Council, which promulgates the International Building Codes.