Louisville, Kentucky (January 31, 2022) – The Metropolitan Housing Coalition’s Board of Directors has named Anthony P. (Tony) Curtis as the next Executive Director. Curtis has been serving as MHC’s Interim Executive Director since December 10, 2021 and previously served as MHC’s Director of Development and Communications.
Curtis joined MHC in April 2018 during which time he has played an integral role in all aspects of agency fundraising, advocacy, programs, and operations. “I am excited about the opportunity to serve as the next Executive Director of the Metropolitan Housing Coalition and I want to thank the MHC Board of Directors for entrusting me with leading MHC moving into the future. The affordable and fair housing challenges Louisville faces are daunting, but with a broad coalition of Louisville housing advocates activated and collaborating, we can continue to make progress in creating housing opportunities and housing choice a reality for low-income households across all of Louisville.”
Adam Hall, Chair of MHC’s Board of Directors stated, “I first want to thank the board members who served on the hiring committee, Janet Dakan, Marilyn Harris and Faith Weekly. They were thoughtful and engaged as we vetted and interviewed candidates for this very important role. Tony’s knowledge of the issues, experience with the organization and commitment to equity, equality and inclusion make him the right next leader for Metropolitan Housing Coalition. The board and I are very excited to support Tony as he leads MHC in reforming the Land Development Code, advocating for tenant rights as we struggle with an on-going eviction crisis and meaningful solutions to house the houseless in our community.”
Curtis is fired up and ready to go. “While there continues to be significant barriers to creating affordable and fair housing in Louisville, under my leadership the Coalition will advocate and educate across the community to eliminate all barriers to housing,” Curtis said in laying out his vision. “We must pass Land Development Code Reform to create a policy environment favorable to building diverse types of affordable housing across all of Louisville. We must continue to work to make essential utilities accessible, affordable, and equitable for all Louisvillians. We must limit a landlord’s ability to file evictions and as a community we must decide that providing greater protections for renters is an essential step towards a healthy community. We have a lot of work to do. I invite you to join MHC in our advocacy and education efforts to make fair, accessible, and affordable housing a reality for all.”
The Metropolitan Housing Coalition will be hiring an Assistant Director responsible for implementing the development plan of MHC with the Development Committee, including identifying contract and funding opportunities, grants management, event & program logistics, implementing the annual fund program, donor-member communications, and donor database management. The assistant director role also represents MHC at community events, assists in preparing public presentations and reports, manages communications and social media strategies, and supervises MHC’s VISTA members. The assistant director reports directly to the Executive Director.
ABOUT METROPOLITAN HOUSING COALITION
Formed in 1989, MHC is a coalition of approximately 300 individual and organizational members—including non-profit housing developers, financial institutions, service providers, and neighborhood and advocacy groups. MHC works to strengthen, unite, and mobilize private and public resources to provide fair, accessible, and affordable housing for everyone in the Louisville community. To learn more about MHC go to www.metropolitanhousing.org.
Chair, Board of Directors
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