Raisa JohnsonPublic Policy Associate
Raisa Johnson joined the National Housing Trust in 2016 and currently serves as the Public Policy Associate. Her research supports state and local public policy initiatives to preserve affordable housing and create sustainable, vibrant communities for low-income families. Raisa also supports NHT’s initiative to increase energy efficiency in multifamily affordable housing through strategic public policy advocacy at the state and local level.
Before joining NHT, Raisa worked at the Center for Community Change (CCC) as the Pablo Eisenberg Public Interest Fellow. At the CCC, she helped further the Center’s mission to build the power and capacity of low-income people, especially low-income people of color, to change their communities and public policies for the better. Raisa helped to execute national strategies on issues on immigration, retirement security, affordable housing, and jobs and wages.
Raisa recently graduated with a Master of Public Policy from Georgetown’s McCourt School of Public Policy. She earned her B.A. in International and Global Studies from the University of the South, Sewanee.