Thursday, July 30, 2009

Pat Coyle appointed Director of the Colorado Division of Housing

See Q and A with Coyle at

(DENVER, CO) - The Colorado Department of Local Affairs announced today that Patrick Coyle has been appointed Director of the Department’s Division of Housing, and that David Zucker has been appointed to the State Housing Board.

Coyle is Housing Director with Denver’s Road Home at the City and County of Denver’s Department of Human Services. Coyle previously worked at the Division of Housing, first as manager of the Main Street Redevelopment Program in the eighties, and later as head of real estate development for the Division from 1994 to 2005. Coyle also served in the Governor’s Office of Economic development under Governor Roy Romer.

“It is great that Pat has decided to return to DOLA.” said Susan Kirkpatrick, Executive Director of the Colorado Department of Local Affairs. “He comes to us with a wealth of knowledge and experience that will certainly add value to the division and the department.”

Coyle noted that many new developments in housing have arisen since he left in 2005. “It will be very interesting to be back at the Division given the current housing landscape,” Coyle said. “Issues like stimulus funds, foreclosures, and the national recession will all offer plenty of new challenges to address immediately.”

Denver’s Road Home has put in place plans for Coyle’s departure. “The State of Colorado is fortunate to have the talents and expertise that Pat Coyle has in the arena of housing. I can think of nobody who would be a better candidate for this position. Denver’s Road Home has been fortunate to have benefitted from Pat Coyle’s expertise and we look forward to working with him more in this new capacity. Denver’s Road Home will be working with Pat Coyle over the next month to ensure a seamless transition into his new role” said Jamie Van Leeuwen, Director of Denver’s Road Home