Joanna Cuevas joined NHPF in 2020. As a member of the acquisition/development and group, she is primarily responsible for the management of financing, development, and preservation of multifamily housing.
Joanna has been working in the field of affordable housing since 2000, with a deep commitment to improving diverse communities. Prior to joining NHPF, Joanna worked at Conifer Realty where she completed a variety of mixed-income, mixed-use projects located in the Long Island and Westchester region. At Jonathan Rose Companies, she proudly raised over $100 million in capital funding for projects located in New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, and Philadelphia, as well as provided consulting services to public housing authorities. Joanna began her career in Los Angeles, where she worked in non-profit, mission-based development organizations, and participated in various industry related trainings hosted by the LISC California Statewide Affordable Housing Training Institute and the NeighborWorks Neighborhood Reinvestment Training Institute. At Skid Row Housing Trust, she raised capital funds and managed the construction process for the rehabilitation of SRO hotels into permanent housing. She subsequently spent two years at East LA Community Corporation, where she managed new-construction, affordable family projects using 4% tax credits and tax-exempt bond financing.
Joanna has extensive experience in the development of green buildings and interiors using Enterprise Green Communities, LEED, NJ Green Future, NYSERDA, and Energy Star rating programs. She has been a speaker at the USGBC Greenbuild Conference (2010 & 2013) and has had a LEED ND and Homes Platinum project awarded USGBC Project-of-the-Year.
Joanna earned a B.A. in Sociology from Pitzer College and a Master’s in Architecture from the Pratt Institute. She is a LEED Green Associate and has her OSHA 10 certificate. She is an active member of the Urban Land Institute WLI Westchester/Fairfield.