About Kurt

Director of Housing and Human Services

Kurt Firnhaber is the Housing and Human Services Director. Firnhaber joined the city in 2016 as deputy director of Housing after a 15-year career in affordable housing in the United States and South Africa. He started the Boulder Habitat for Humanity affiliate and built a housing community with volunteers at the Poplar project in north Boulder for the housing authority.

Firnhaber also worked throughout Africa for 16 years developing affordable housing in South Africa’s townships and supported the work in post-war conflict areas with housing and reconciliation. For 10 of these years, he directed a health organization based in Johannesburg that focused on HIV services and pharmacy automation systems.

He is a graduate of CU and Regis University.