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Grant Johnson

Director of Policy and HUD Technical Assistance

Mr. Johnson began his career in housing and development as a project manager for nonprofit neighborhood revitalization programs. His specialties include aligning federal regulation policies with state and local grantee program needs and strategies. In addition to real estate acquisition and development experience his skills include grants management, federal policy and procedure development for effective operations and program outcomes. He is a subject matter expert for a variety of eligible program activities including affordable rental, mixed use, public facilities, relocation and other housing services. As a HUD Technical Assistance Provider for more than 18 years, Mr. Johnson provides subject matter expertise for HUD funded projects and programs that include HOME, CDBG, NSP, CDBG-CV, CDBG-DR, CDBG Mitigation and cross-cutting federal regulations.

“I bring more than two decades of in the field experience with public services and real estate initiatives related to acquisition, development, and finance. I enjoy developing programs and strategies that create solutions to address the typical challenges of private sector services and project delivery needs through the lens of public regulatory compliance requirements. There is a way in which regulation is not an obstacle but rather a guide for avoiding potential conflicts and elevating what we do.

With a wide range of public funding uses there comes the potential for great complexity. My early days as an innovator and teacher inform the need to work on streamlining complex systems and distilling large systemic problems into a series of simpler solutions that are proven to work. I am an inveterate collaborator and team builder who believes we can do more when we play to everyone’s strengths. I enjoy work that serves our communities and improves the function and capacity of local government. However, I do like to enjoy time with family and a pursue a wide range of outdoor recreation, travel, art, music, food, and reading interests.”

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