Staff

Cathy Hinko

Executive Director
cathy@metropolitanhousing.orgCathy Hinko Executive Director Metropolitan Housing Coalition

Long-time affordable housing advocate, Cathy Hinko, first joined MHC’s staff in the Fall of 2004 as the Director of the newly formed Nonprofit Housing Alliance. She became MHC’s Executive Director in June, 2005.

A graduate of Vanderbilt University law School, Cathy practiced with Legal Services offices in Tennessee and Louisville, focusing on housing law. She left practice to run the Section 8 programs for the city and county in the Housing Authority of Jefferson County and became Executive Director in 1998. With merger, Cathy became Director of Strategic Planning for the new Louisville Metro Housing Authority.

Under Cathy’s aggressive leadership, Section 8 program grew from assisting 3,400 families to assisting over 8,000 families. The hallmark of her tenure was partnering with over 20 service agencies to offer synthesized case management and housing assistance to fragile families. Most notably, the Housing Authority of Jefferson County was first in the nation to have a program using Section 8 to help people buy a home, due to Cathy’s persistence and powers of persuasion.

Anthony P. Curtis

Development Director
tony@metropolitanhousing.org

Prior to joining the MHC in April 2018, Tony worked for eleven-years at the Kentucky Historical Society in Frankfort, Ky., where he worked as a public historian and documentary editor–most recently working on the Civil War Governors of Kentucky Digital Documentary Edition–where he was a seasoned researcher and technical administrator. Tony was active professionally in the Association for Documentary Editing and many other historical professional organizations. He holds an Bachelors of Arts in History, with a minor in Government, from Morehead State University and a Masters of Arts in U.S. History from Marshall University.

Tony moved to Louisville in 2013 and has been actively involved in the community. He served as a member of the Board of Directors of Louisville Grows–a nonprofit organization committed to urban agriculture, urban forestry, and environmental education–from 2014 to 2017. Tony served as chair of the Board from 2016 to 2017. He also actively worked with a team as a co-sponsor with Kentucky Refugee Ministries to successfully resettle a Syrian refugee family in Louisville in 2016, where a beautiful friendship continues to this day.

He lives in the Southside neighborhood of Louisville with his wife Beth and their lovingly, independent husky, Sasha.

MHC wishes to thank our past Executive Directors for their valued leadership.

Suzy Post 1989-2002
Jane Walsh 2002-2005

Metropolitan Housing Coalition would also like to thank all of our past employees, interns, volunteers, and everyone else who has worked for and dedicated service to the issue of fair and affordable housing.