February 9, 2007
PETER C. MINTER NAMED HUD FIELD OFFICE DIRECTOR FOR CHARLESTON, WEST VIRGINIA
PHILADELPHIA - Housing and Urban Development Acting Regional Director Brenda Laroche announced Peter C. Minter as the field office director for the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development Charleston office. In this capacity, Minter will oversee the operation of HUD programs in West Virginia.
"This West Virginia native brings a wealth of experience to the position having worked 26 years as a HUD employee in his home state," said Laroche. "He is committed to ensuring that the HUD programs are well run to benefit our customers and will seek new opportunities to work with citizens, non-profits, faith-based organizations, and units of local government to ensure that our resources are used to strengthen communities across the state."
Prior to being named field office director, Minter served as a supervisory project manager for more than four years in the Charleston Multifamily Program Center that oversees a HUD assisted multifamily rental housing portfolio of 220 properties serving over 13, 000 low-income households in West Virginia.
In his capacity as a community builder between March 1998 and April 2002, Minter worked with state, local governments and community based non-profits seeking ways to use the various HUD grant and loan programs to meet housing, community, and economic development needs.
Before that, he served as the housing division director overseeing all HUD single-family homeownership and multifamily rental housing programs in addition to representing the Federal Housing Administration in all mortgage loan insurance business in the state.
Minter joined the federal government in 1980 after working as a consultant for the West Virginia Commission on Aging, as a county administrator for Lewis County and as a regional liaison specialist in the then Governor's Office of Federal State Relations.
Minter was born in Ansted, Fayette County, W. Va. and graduated from Concord College in Athens in 1974 with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in political science.
HUD is the nation's housing agency committed to increasing homeownership, particularly among minorities; creating affordable housing opportunities for low-income Americans; and supporting the homeless, elderly, people with disabilities and people living with AIDS. The Department also promotes economic and community development as well as enforces the nation's fair housing laws. More information about HUD and its programs is available on the Internet and espanol.hud.gov.