Illinois Affordable Housing Advisory Commission

Board and Commission Details

Contact Name

Kristin Faust

Contact Title

Executive Director, Illinois Housing Development Authority


The Commission advises Housing Development Authority in development and administration of an affordable housing program to meet the needs of low-income and very low-income households; monitors and evaluates allocation of funds. Eight constitutes a quorum.


3 years.

Senate Confirmation



No more than 4 from any one county




11 appointed by Governor: 1 administrator of public housing authority from municipality with population not over 2,000,000; 2 representing the homeless, single-parent families, the elderly, or persons with physical or mental disabilities; 4 from community organizations developing or operating low-income or very low-income housing programs; 4 from advocacy organizations, including 1 from tenants’ organizations; The Governor shall consider nominations made by advocacy organizations and community-based organizations; EX-OFFICIO Director, Housing Development Authority (or designee); Director, Illinois Finance Authority (or designee); Director, DCEO (or designee); Commissioner, Chicago Department of Housing.


Governor appoints Chairperson; Commission appoints Vice-Chair


310 ILCS 65/6

Member Names

Name Member Expiration Member Since Affiliation Appointed By Position Title County
Mendoza, Henry C. 10/01/2000 06/05/2000 Governor Member, Community Organizations Cook
Novara, Marissa Statute Ex-Officio, Chicago Department of Community Development
Legenza, Sharon Governor Member, Advocacy Organizations
Gonzalez-Crussi, Juliana 10/01/2013 02/16/2012 Governor Member, Advocacy Organizations Cook
Drame, Ahmadou 10/01/2023 02/03/2023 Governor Member, Advocacy Organizations DuPage
Quinones, G. Tito 02/15/2023 Statute Ex-Officio, DCEO
Meister, Christopher Statute Ex-Officio, Illinois Finance Authority Designee
Faust, Kristin Statute Chair, Ex-Officio, IHDA Cook
Dorris, Camille Sue 10/01/2025 04/07/2023 Governor Member, Advocacy Organizations
VACANT Governor Member, Community Organizations
Zais, Alan 10/01/2023 01/27/2023 Governor Member, Administrator of a public housing authority from other than a municipality having a population in excess of 2,000,000 Stephenson
Berger, Scott 10/01/2014 02/16/2012 Governor Member, Community Organizations Kane
Gonzalez, Veronica 10/01/2023 02/10/2023 Governor Member, Community Organizations Cook
Mitzen, Phyllis 10/01/2015 02/16/2012 Governor Member, Representing Special Needs; Elderly; Homeless; Single Parent Families Cook
Brooks, Angela 10/01/2024 01/27/2023 Governor Member, Representing Special Needs Cook