Brad Hinkfuss

Brad Hinkfuss

Executive Director

Brad Hinkfuss, Executive Director, is new to Housing Initiatives but by no means new to the issues of homelessness and affordable housing. His background in affordable housing started in the obscure niche of self-help housing construction while serving in the US Peace Corps in Tunisia in the ’90s, followed by downtown redevelopment work in Illinois, and then by almost 20 years of work with the non-profit housing and shelter providers in Madison.

Brad has managed projects and programs as diverse as the Homeless Men’s Drop-In Shelter, major new affordable housing developments, and volunteer-led neighborhood organizations. He is thrilled to take on a new leadership role with Housing Initiatives. He sees an opportunity for the organization to set a new standard for effective affordable housing that serves a population that is critically underserved and unsupported.

Even when not on the job, Brad is endlessly and optimistically busy. He has been president of the SASY Neighborhood Association for several years, he relentlessly builds things, he travels far and he is passionate about biking. His teenage son asks him if he’s ever not had too much to do, to which he answers, “No.” And smiles.

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For over 30 years, Housing Initiatives has ended homelessness for more than 800 men, women, and veterans who suffer from a mental illness by providing them with a permanent home and supportive services to help them lead a healthier life.


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