Kristin Faust President

Executive Director, Illinois Housing Development Authority

  • Finance Committee

Ms. Faust has over 30 years experience in community development finance serving the private, public and non-profit sectors. In 2019 Ms. Faust became Executive Director of Illinois Housing Development Authority. Beginning in 2014 she was President of NHS of Chicago after six years as Director of Lending at Partners For The Common Good, a national CDFI based in Washington, DC. Previously she served as President of Enterprise Community Loan Fund where she grew its capital base four fold to over $250 million. Prior to that she served as Chief Deputy Treasurer for the State of California where she was responsible for overseeing more than $300 billion in public investment funds. Prior to that Ms. Faust spent 15 years in Chicago at LaSalle National Bank as Senior Vice President where she started the Community Development Lending Department.