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Who We Are

Unison Housing Partners is empowering people and strengthening communities in Adams County as a progressive housing authority built to address 21st century challenges. We are focused on ending the cycle of generational poverty by providing individuals and families with access to affordable housing, support programs, and by engaging in socially conscious community development. We collaborate with nonprofit organizations, government agencies, the private sector, landlords, housing providers and the community to ensure stability and economic self-sufficiency are achievable goals for all Adams County residents.

As one of over 3,000 Housing Authorities across the country, Unison is a member of the National Association of Housing and Redevelopment Officials and works alongside other members from communities across the country to ensure housing needs are advocated for on a national level. Unison collaborates with other Housing Authorities to collectively work towards the overarching mission of the industry to create attainable and sustainable housing and communities for vulnerable families and individuals.

Unison is also proud of our approach to socially conscious community development, working in partnership with communities to invest in real estate transactions that will increase housing affordability and positively transform neighborhoods.

Our Mission

To work in partnership with diverse communities, to promote economic self-sufficiency, to preserve and expand affordable housing opportunities, and to enhance the livability of neighborhoods in Adams County.

Our Values

  • Champion the needs of those we serve
  • Work together
  • Maintain a commitment to excellence
  • Uphold the highest standards of integrity and ethics
  • Embrace diversity

OUR HISTORY

Founded in 1974, Adams County commissioners initially established Adams County Housing Authority (ACHA) to further the mission of creating and preserving the vision of safe and affordable housing for all residents. A small housing authority in comparison to counterparts across the country, ACHA has always been nimble and progressive in its approach. And in 2018, the organization changed its name to Unison Housing Partners to further harness the momentum of its progressive efforts. This new name defies the stereotypes of affordable housing and is reflective of the coming together of communities to support the hard working individuals and families on the path towards stability and economic independence.

Unison continues to offer the same assistance and programming as it has for the last 30+ years, and remains committed to collaborating with like-minded agencies and to socially conscious community development.

  • Founded in 1974

    Adams County Housing Authority was established.

  • Changed Our Name in 2018

    Changed our name to Unison Housing Partners.

  • 30+ Years of Community Development

    We continue our mission of socially-conscious community development.

Unison Leadership

Peter LiFari

Executive Director

Drew O'Connor

Deputy Director

Vacant

Director of Property Operations

Brenda Mascarenas

Director of Housing Programs & Services

Donna Hilton

Grants Manager

Steven Kunshier

Director of Housing Development

Dana Miller

Director of Finance

Board of Commissioners

Paul V. Franke

Board Chairperson

Eric Montoya

Board Commissioner

Siekkurra Chamberlain

Resident Commissioner

Shannon Bird

Board Vice Chairperson

Craig Carlson

Board Commissioner

Eva J. Henry

Board Commissioner

Robert Deuschle

Board Commissioner

Making a Difference

As a socially conscious housing authority, Unison collaborates with nonprofit organizations, government agencies, the private sector, landlords, housing providers and the community to ensure stability and economic self-sufficiency are achievable goals for all Adams County residents.