Erika Brown

Community Development Manager

Erika Brown joined MHP in 2022 as a Community Development Manager. In this role, she provides direct technical assistance to increase capacity building with beneficiaries across the nation, including rural communities and Native nations. Prior to coming to MHP, Erika served as the Housing Program Manager for a regional council of governments in the Triangle area of North Carolina and worked as a Project Manager for an affordable housing developer in New York City, managing rehabilitation for single- and multi-family housing. Her experience also includes affordable housing preservation, equitable neighborhood revitalization and stabilization, policy research and planning, and data analysis. She holds a bachelor’s in Political Science and French from Saint Louis University and a Masters in Urban and Regional Planning from the University of Minnesota’s Humphrey School of Public Affairs, with an emphasis on Affordable Housing Finance and Development. In her free time, Erika loves to cook, hike the southeastern hills of Illinois, play card games with her family and snuggle her 10-lb dog, Lady Grantham.