VP, Transit-Oriented Development & Market Leader, Denver Market
Enterprise Community Partners, Inc.
Melinda Pollack is vice president of transit-oriented development and Denver market leader at Enterprise Community Partners, Inc. She oversees Enterprise’s national initiatives dedicated to transit-oriented development (TOD) and Enterprise’s programmatic work in the Denver region.
Melinda joined Enterprise in 2007 to focus on TOD financing solutions and policy efforts for the Denver region. Through this effort, she guided the creation of the Denver Regional TOD Fund, which has grown to be a $24 million tool for preservation and land acquisition for affordable housing. She founded and serves on the steering committee of Mile High Connects, a collaboration of more than 20 philanthropies and nonprofits dedicated to ensuring that all people benefit from the Denver region’s transportation expansion, with an agenda focused on transportation, housing, jobs, education and health.
In addition, Melinda leads Enterprise’s work in state and local policy and the Denver Social Impact Bond (SIB), one of the first city-level SIBs in the United States to address chronic homelessness. She supports Enterprise’s equitable TOD initiatives in our markets including Seattle, the Bay Area, Los Angeles, Chicago and Atlanta. She also works with Enterprise’s technical assistance team, supporting federal contracts including DOT’s Ladders to Opportunity and HUD’s Sustainable Communities Initiative.
Prior to joining Enterprise, Melinda was vice president for strategic initiatives at Mercy Housing, providing consulting services related to affordable housing for health care systems and religious communities and leading Mercy’s affordable housing preservation activities. Melinda holds a bachelor’s degree in communications and human services from The George Washington University and a master’s in public administration from the University of Colorado.