Subject Matter Expert
As a Blue Stone Subject Matter Expert, Kevin Fitzgibbons provides a wide range of housing and economic development services to tribal governments and their housing entities. In addition, Fitzgibbons provides training and technical assistance to other governmental entities including state and local governments, public housing authorities and nonprofit entities. He also facilitates partnerships with the private sector and tribal business ventures to foster economic diversification in Indian Country.
Fitzgibbons served as Administrator for HUD’s Eastern Woodlands Office of Native American Programs for a 12-year period. In that capacity, he was responsible for funding, oversight and monitoring of ONAP related programs in a 26 state region. He administered approximately $70 million in annual Indian Housing Block Grant (IHBG) assistance for housing and related activities and $8 million in Indian Community Development Block Grant (ICDBG) funding. Fitzgibbons developed strategies to ensure federal government responsibilities were met in a timely manner for the review of grant applications, awarding of grant funds, monitoring of issued grants, and the enforcement of problem grants.
In addition, Fitzgibbons conducted extensive outreach activities to foster a greater understanding of the Department’s programs with tribes, Tribally Designated Housing Entities (TDHEs), other federal and state agencies, non-profits and the private sector. Previous to the administrator’s position, Fitzgibbons held other positions with the Eastern Woodlands office including Director of the Grants Management Division.
Prior to his HUD experience, Fitzgibbons worked as a professional staff member on the Select Committee on Narcotics Abuse and Control in the United States House of Representatives. He also served as a Legislative Assistant for a member of congress focusing on housing related issues. Fitzgibbons has a Master’s of Science Degree in Public Administration.