Jessica Guinn

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Jessica Guinn Johnson

Executive Counsel, LHC

  • (225) 763-8700 Ext. 117

  • jguinn@lhc.la.gov

  • lhc.la.gov

Biography

Jessica Guinn Johnson serves as Executive Counsel for the Louisiana Housing Corporation, where she is part of a team of housing professionals dedicated to ensuring that every Louisiana resident has the opportunity to obtain safe, affordable, energy efficient housing. This mission is achieved through the allocation of federal state funds to help low-to-moderate income citizens make their housing dreams a reality. As Executive Counsel, Jessica directs the LHC’s legal, asset management, compliance, environmental review, and internal audit departments. She also provides counsel to the LHC Board of Directors, as well as the Corporation’s programmatic and executive staff.

Jessica joined the Louisiana Housing Corporation (formerly known as the Louisiana Housing Finance Agency) in 2010 as an Attorney and Fair Housing Coordinator in the Legal Department. In her role as Fair Housing Coordinator, Jessica worked to ensure that the LHC met its goal of making housing opportunities available to citizens throughout the state without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, familial status, or disability. She led the LHC’s fortified focus on fair housing by educating the public about their fair housing rights, informing housing providers about how their actions are affected by the law, and working cooperatively with the affordable housing community to make certain that the policies and practices of the LHC best met the needs of the citizens of Louisiana as they relate to the provision of housing opportunities on an equal basis.

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