Kristin Faust joined the NHS staff as President in October of 2014. As president, Ms. Faust is responsible for providing visionary and creative leadership to address the changing needs of the communities and populations that are served by the organization. Additionally, she is charged with ensuring financial and fiscal management of the organization and diversifying NHS' lines of business and programs as well as funding sources to ensure its ongoing success. She inherits an organization with a 40-year track record of serving over 200,000 clients, funding nearly $600,000,000 in loans and creating nearly 35,000 new homeowners.
Before joining NHS, Ms. Faust was the Chief Credit Officer at Partners for the Common Good in Washington, DC. In the position, she was responsible for overseeing a $27,000,000 loan fund and using collaborative strategies to co-lend with over 35 CDFI lending partners across the county. Prior to that, Ms. Faust spent five years as President of the Enterprise Community Loan Fund, providing strategic leadership for a $250 million financial institution specializing in acquisition and predevelopment financing for developers of affordable housing. Ms. Faust comes to NHS with nearly 15 years of community banking experience in Chicago, rising to the position of Senior Vice President and Division Head for Community Development at LaSalle National Bank. She was named a Mayor’s Fellow for the City of Chicago, a member of Crain’s Chicago Business Forty Under 40 and is a recent graduate of the inaugural class of the Citi Leadership Program for Opportunity Finance.