Kim Kendrick served as assistant secretary for Fair Housing and Equal Opportunity from October 2005 until President Bush left office on January 20, 2009. A native of Pittsburgh, Kendrick earned her bachelors degree in sociology from Bowdoin College in Brunswick, Maine, and her law degree from the University of Pittsburgh Law School.
Kendrick joined HUD as Assistant General Counsel for Insured Housing and Community Development Litigation in 1990, where she worked until 1995. From 1995 to 1998, she worked in various capacities of legal counsel to the District of Columbia Housing Authority. From 1998 to 2002, she served as a Regional Administrator for the District of Columbia Housing Authority.
Before joining the Bush administration, Kendrick was the General Counsel for Covenant House Washington, an international non-profit organization committed to helping and safeguarding homeless, runaway and at-risk youth.
Before being confirmed as Assistant Secretary of FHEO, she was the Senior Counselor to Secretary Alphonso Jackson.