Robert Hunter Kurtz has been nominated to serve as Assistant Secretary for Public and Indian Housing at HUD. Mr. Kurtz currently serves as Deputy Chief of Staff for Policy and Programs at HUD in the Office of the Secretary and previously held several other positions in the department during the George W. Bush Administration. More recently he served as Deputy Director of the Department of Housing and Revitalization for the City of Detroit. Mr. Kurtz received his degree in government from Hamilton College.
The Office of Public and Indian Housing (PIH) oversees several critical HUD programs including the Housing Choice Voucher Program, Public Housing, Mixed-Finance Programs including HOPE VI and the Choice Neighborhood Initiatives as well as Native American Programs.