Wendi Redfern-Curtis, has over 20 years of transformational community development, affordable housing development, and organizational change management experience.
Prior to joining DCHFA, Mrs. Redfern-Curtis was Director of Grants Administration for Baltimore City’s Department Housing & Community Development. In this capacity she was responsible for leading the Departments 3-million-dollar Community Catalyst Grant Program and 25-million-dollar Affordable Housing Trust Fund Teams.
Mrs. Redfern-Curtis also served as Chief Operating Officer for ReBUILD Metro Inc., (formerly TRF Development Partners, Inc.) overseeing the organizations daily operations, including real estate development, construction, property management, sales divisions. While at ReBUILD Metro, she restructured and brought to scale the organizations Path to Own Program. This initiative worked to transition ReBUILD Metro rental residents to homeowners by providing housing counseling, financial counseling, and other wealth building resources to help residents reach their goals of homeownership.
Prior to joining ReBUILD, Mrs. Redfern-Curtis held the positions of Deputy Commissioner & Assistant Commissioner for Land Resources at Baltimore City’s DHCD, where she was responsible for leading property acquisition, disposition, and asset management efforts on behalf of the City of Baltimore.
Mrs. Redfern-Curtis also played a vital role in developing and implementing the City’s Vacants to Value Initiative to address blighted, vacant, and abandoned property in Baltimore. From 2008-2011, Mrs. Redfern-Curtis served as Director of Permits, Licensing, and Registration at the Baltimore City Department of Housing and Community Development, where she oversaw the generation and collection of $12 million in annual revenue, digitized permitting and registrations systems and streamlined the One Stop Permit Shop.
Mrs. Redfern-Curtis received her J.D. from the University of Baltimore School of Law with a concentration in Real Estate Development.