Erika Brown

Employee PhotoPlanner II

Phone: 919.558.2700
Fax: 919.549.9390




Masters in Urban and Regional Planning, Humphrey School of Public Affairs, University of Minnesota-Twin Cities, specializing in Community Development and Affordable Housing


Bachelor of Arts in Political Science, Saint Louis University, double minor in French and Global and Local Social Justice


Professional Experience

Erika joined TJCOG in March 2018 after having worked as Project Manager at Neighborhood Restore HDFC in New York City. In that role, she managed the day-to-day activities for a pool of distressed properties for which the organization acts as the mortgage holder, partnering with community-based housing counseling organizations and the City of New York’s Department of Housing Preservation and Development to provide comprehensive support to homeowners in need of financial assistance. She also oversaw activities of affordable housing developers through the City of New York’s Affordable Neighborhood Cooperative Program, which seeks to rehabilitate distressed city-owned property in order to create affordable cooperatives for low- and moderate-income people.


Prior professional experience includes affordable housing strategy development, single- and multi-family development finance, grant writing, and community engagement related to equitable neighborhood revitalization.


Support efforts across the region relating to preservation and creation of housing opportunities in connection with land use, transportation, and infrastructure planning.


Representative Projects

  • Princeton Land Use Plan
  • Chatham County Housing Committee
  • Development & Infrastructure Partnership
  • Durham-Orange Light Rail Transit-Oriented Development
  • Wake Transit Support