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HACM Welcomes New Assistant Secretary of Public and Indian Housing

Hunter Kurtz

On Thursday, June 20, 2019, the United States Senate confirmed Hunter Kurtz to serve as Assistant Secretary of Public and Indian Housing at the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.

"Public and Indian Housing oversees more than 3,000 public housing authorities across the country to ensure that our residents are living in safe, sanitary, and decent housing," said Mr. Kurtz. "This is truly an incredible job and I am honored to be in a position to help house millions of families each and every day."

Prior to joining HUD, Kurtz served in the White House as the Deputy Chief of Staff at the Council of Economic Advisers. He also served as the Deputy Director of Detroit’s Department of Housing and Revitalization. In that role, he managed the day-to-day operations of the department, implemented programs that helped homeowners, and oversaw reform of the department’s contract and procurement processes.

“It does strike me that Assistant Secretary Kurtz represents ‘the real deal,’ a servant leader with the acumen and experience to understand our challenges and forge pathways to assist in overcoming them, as long as support is provided by those who can make ultimate decisions. Personally, I welcome his appointment,” said HACM Secretary-Executive Director, Antonio M. Pérez.