1 Million Cups Featuring Earl Redrick

Earl Redrick will be speaking about housing and home ownership at the Startup Collaborative for the weekly 1 Million Cups event, January 24th from 9 am – 10 am.

Earl Redrick joined the U. S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) in December of 2002 and currently serves as the Field Office Director for HUD’s Omaha, NE office. In this position, Earl serves as the principal staff person and agency representative for a full service field office with jurisdiction throughout the state of Nebraska. Earl oversees the administration of HUD services, outreach activities and program delivery to customers, partners and communities.  He also serves as HUD’s liaison to external partners including federal, state and local elected officials, partnering agencies, and community representatives.  Earl’s primary duties are centered on holistic community and economic development in historically underinvested or high poverty areas, and his background is in civil rights. He has served in several roles related to civil rights during his tenure with the Department: Investigator in the Office of Systemic Investigations; an Equal Opportunity Specialist in the Office of Fair Housing and Equal Opportunity (FHEO); and immediately prior to his assignment in Omaha, FHEO Intake Branch Chief, managing HUD’s Region VI (AR, LA, TX, OK, and NM) fair housing complaints intake division.

Earl holds a BA and MBA from Dallas Baptist University, and he is a trained mediator and facilitator.  He is a 2013 graduate of the acclaimed Excellence In Government Executive Fellows program taught by the Partnership for Public Service. Earl is a 22-year retired Army veteran, who is passionate about community service.  Earl most recently volunteered his time as a mentor with Partnership 4 Kids, board member at the Omaha Home for Boys and the FBI’s Citizens Academy Alumni Association-Omaha Chapter, and facilitator with Heartland My Brother’s Keeper (MBK) Collaborative and the Anti-Defamation League (ADL).