Press Release

Aeon President & CEO to deliver keynote at PowerHousing Australia Conference

 Dr. Eric Anthony Johnson, President & CEO of Aeon, a nonprofit developer owner and manager of affordable homes in the Twin Cities area, will serve as an international keynote speaker at the PowerHousing Australia conference taking place in Canberra November 27-29, 2023. PowerHousing Australia is a nonprofit that provides opportunities for peer-to-peer collaboration and engagement among affordable housing professionals. This year’s conference, Solving the Housing Equation, features multiple international speakers with expertise in the affordable housing industry.

As keynote speaker, Dr. Johnson will provide a deep dive into urban development and opportunities for future investment in affordable housing. His remarks will help fuel a conversation about how to best support Australia’s ethnic and indigenous communities, and victims of domestic violence. In addition to his keynote, Dr. Johnson will lead conversations with housing leaders on topics such as people and culture, tenant engagement and compliance.

Dr. Johnson joined Aeon as president & CEO in February 2022. Prior to joining Aeon, Dr. Johnson was the Chief of Economic Development, Housing and Neighborhood Services for the City of Dallas, and the Community Development Director for the City of Bloomington. During his time as CDD, Dr. Johnson drove the development of Bloomington’s $15 million affordable housing trust fund. He holds a PhD in Urban Affairs and Public Policy from the University of Delaware, an MBA from the University of Tennessee, and is an alumnus of the Harvard University Graduate School of Design Advanced Management Development Program in Real Estate.