Program & Systems Analyst
Benjamin Sturm is a Program & Systems Analyst in The Cloudburst Group’s Housing and Community Development practice area. His primary responsibilities include providing technical assistance to state and local grantees, developing training tools and products geared towards HUD programs and online systems, and working with communities to build their capacity to efficiently administer housing and community development programs.
Mr. Sturm holds 9 years of experience, both private and public sector, in the housing and community development field specializing in project management, community planning and environmental compliance. Starting as an AmeriCorps VISTA member, Mr. Sturm began his experience in local government coordinating programs focused on homeless services, community revitalization, and affordable housing. As a Revitalization Coordinator with the Chester County Department of Community Development, he administered HUD and State-funded programs to local municipalities, nonprofit agencies, and other community organizations.
After joining The Cloudburst Group, Mr. Sturm became a national expert in environmental review compliance, community planning and providing technical assistance to HUD Grantees working with HUD online systems, such as IDIS, eCon Planning Suite, and HEROS. Mr. Sturm has extensive skills in project management, community and regional strategic planning, environmental compliance, CPD program regulations and requirements, and data/system analysis.