Kristin Horne

Program Director

Kristin is Here To Stay's Program Director. She has worked to provide equitable housing for both homeowners and renters for over 15 years. She began partnering with Here to Stay while working as Housing Development Manager for CMHDC where she put financing in place to purchase and rehab land trust homes including Here to Stay’s first acquisition.

At CMHDC she oversaw acquisition and development of multifamily buildings, preserving affordability and allowing existing tenants to remain in their homes. At Neighborhood Housing Services she managed disposition of foreclosed homes, prioritizing sales to community members over investors. At Rebuilding Together Metro Chicago she helped organize free home repairs for seniors and families, helping them to remain safely in their homes, and worked with corporate philanthropies to provide upgrades to community centers and non-profits throughout the Chicago area.

All of these experiences have guided her to Here to Stay where she can apply these skills to grow the land trust and help residents establish permanent roots through homeownership. Kristin’s other passions include her family, listening to live music, reading and cooking.