Our Team

Staff

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Executive Director
Sarah Brinkmann
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Regional

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Finance Director
Stephanie Rains
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Resource Development and Community Engagement Manager
Janessa Wilkins
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Strategic Initiatives and Program Impact Manager
Michelle Ryan
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Rockford

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Post Purchase Coordinator
Valerie Cunningham (habla Español)
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Client Experience Coordinator
Loretta Holte
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Housing Counselor 
Josh Kueker
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Engagement Coordinator 
Kylar Hayes
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Housing Counselor
Benjamin Cady
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Freeport

Board

President
Kelvin McIlwain

Vice President
Brandon Kruse

Secretary
Ashley Williams

Treasurer
Cesar Sanchez

Assistant Secretary
Anne Sadler

Board Member
Sofia Buchanan

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Thomas Cross

Board Member
Todd Honeyville

Board Member
Bjorn Hulleberg

Board Member
Danica Keeton

Board Member
Arnetta Simmons

Board Member
Phil Smith

Board Member
Ginger Sreenan

Board Member
Vanessa Stanton

Creating choice in housing, community in neighborhoods, and empowerment in personal finance throughout northern Illinois.

Looking for Rental Assistance?

Several agencies registered with the Illinois Department of Human Services can help. To find a provider working in your county, click here.

Starting at 9:00am on September 15, 2021, there will be an open application for rent assistance for anyone who is in a court eviction proceeding and can provide eviction court documentation. To apply to this program, click here. If you need assistance with uploading your documents for this application, call our office at 815-962-2011 and we can help. For more information on who qualifies and what documentation is needed, go to www.ihda.org.

If you need assistance with rental counseling, call one of our offices:  815-962-2011 (Rockford) or 815-232-6187 (Freeport).