HHCK Hires New Director

Curtis Stauffer has a passionate belief in the importance of safe and affordable housing for all.  Curtis will begin serving as HHCK’s Executive Director in October 2014.  A native of Yarmouth, Maine, Curtis has lived curtisin Louisville since 2010,.  He has extensive professional experience with affordable housing, research, and social policy.

Before joining HHCK, Curtis served as Grants Coordinator for Louisville Metro’ Government’s Develop Louisville Office of Housing and Community Development.  In that role, he was responsible for managing planning and reporting for US Dept. of Housing & Urban Development CDBG, HOME, ESG, and HOPWA funds. He also coordinated special projects for the agency, including creation and management of the 2014 Lots of Possibility vacant lots redevelopment competition.   Before his service in Louisville Metro Government, Curtis was Development Director/Advocacy Project Coordinator for Metropolitan Housing Coalition (MHC), a non-profit affordable housing policy research and advocacy organization serving Greater Louisville.  He directed fundraising and communications efforts for MHC and managed member recruitment and relations.

Curtis came to Kentucky from Jackson, Wyoming, where he served as the AmeriCorps*VISTA Development Associate for Habitat for Humanity of the Greater Teton Area, Beverage Manager for the Granary at Spring Creek Ranch, and as Research Coordinator/Operations Manager for PRES Associates, an educational program evaluation firm.   Before moving to Jackson in 2003, Curtis conducted monitoring and program evaluation of HUD-funded subrecipient agencies for the City of Philadelphia Office of Housing and Community Development.

Curtis  also has a strong academic history, earning an MA in Urban Studies from Temple University, where he conducted research  analyzing host neighborhood reaction to Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher users, and a BA from Macalester College in Urban Studies and history.  While at Macalester, he spent the Spring semester of 1996 conducting research in Durban, South Africa.

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