Board of Directors

Housing and Human Development Corporation's Board of Directors

Rose Dubin

Rose is an independent HUD and Tax Credit Consultant and Contractor. Her specialties include HUD and Tax Credit compliance, and consulting services for these affordable housing programs.   She provides on-site staff training services for these program types for nationally known organizations and Management Companies.  She also provides her expertise in these areas by acting as an internal auditor for Management Companies/Owners by conducting tenant file auditing services.  

Her past experience includes supervision of field auditors for a (PBCA) Performance Based Contract Administrator having a portfolio of over 200 Section 8 properties.  She has served as a Management Agent and held supervisory roles with Property Management Companies for portfolios of HUD/ Tax Credit affordable housing sites.  She received a bachelor’s degree in education, and received her CPM designation in 2009.

David Schwalb

David is a real estate entrepreneur based in the Chicago area.  President of Schwalb Realty Group, Inc., David specializes in commercial real estate and finances transactions through procuring debt and/or equity funding for acquisitions and development.  An attorney graduating from the University of Illinois College of Law, he, also, has a BA degree from Boston University.

Laurel Tustison

Laurel brings financial, marketing and management skills to the non-profit industry working with YouthBuild of Lake County for 8 years and then serving as a Non-Profit Consultant.  With a BA in Economics from Pomona College and a Masters in Management, Marketing and Finance from the Kellogg Graduate School, Laurel initially provided strategic planning and operational guidance to various companies that included The MAC Group/Gemini Consulting, The VenCom Group, One Point Communication and Verizon Communications.

During this time, Laurel, also, was involved with numerous volunteer activities which allowed her to lend her skills to mission driven organizations.  Her involvement included serving as a member of the Lake County Community Foundation Grants Committee; member of United Way of Lake County Collective Impact Steering Committee; Chair, Vice Chair, Membership Chair and Committee Member of the Lake County Alliance for Human Services; member of MAPP Steering Committee – Lake County Health Department; Board Member of Illinois YouthBuild Coalition; member of the Lake Forest High School Careers Committee; National Directors Council Member – YouthBuild; member of the 10th District Congressional Education Council; and other groups.

As a Board Member of the Housing and Human Development Corporation (HHDC), Laurel brings a wealth of knowledge and unique skills along with her desire to serve the more vulnerable in our society.  She understands the diverse needs of the population being served in affordable housing and knows how to provide those services effectively and efficiently.  She firmly believes in the HHDC mission of viewing a resident in affordable housing as a “whole person” and providing community linkages and other services to that resident.

John Kennedy

John has extensive experience in developing and managing affordable housing while serving as VP and President of Metroplex, Senior VP at Related Management in Chicago and Executive VP with Evergreen Real Estate Services, LLC  He graduated from DePaul University College of Law with a JD and received a BS Degree in Business from Marquette University.

Executive Staff:

Polly Kuehl, CPM
Executive Director

Polly has a unique blend of skills and experience including property management, development and social services which has enabled her to provide affordable housing with supportive services for the past 40 years.  With a BA in Social Work from the University of Wisconsin, she secured her Master's Degree in Public Administration from University of Minnesota.  She increased her skills by achieving a CPM designation from the Institute of Real Estate Management, Managing Broker license in Illinois and a Principle Broker in Ohio.

Polly worked with Jewish Federation of St. Louis (Director of Housing); Lutheran Social Services of Illinois (LSSI) (Executive Director of Housing); Providence Management (VP of Housing); and at Evergreen Real Estate Services, LLC (Senior VP of Property Management).  While at LSSI she developed 15+ affordable senior housing properties and grew the property management division from 6 properties to 36+ properties.  She developed the property management division at Providence Management and oversaw the management of 25 properties.

While at Evergreen Real Estate Services, LLC she was Senior Vice President of Property Management and grew the division from 13 properties under management to over 65 properties.  After retiring from Evergreen, she wanted to target her efforts in developing Housing and Human Development Corporation (HHDC) so that the social services component could be fully implemented in affordable housing preservation.

She has worked with all types of financing programs from LIHTC, HUD 202, Capital Advances, HUD insured loans to various subsidy programs (Section 8, PRAC, Chicago Low Income Housing Trust Fund (CLIHTF), ARC, Project Based Vouchers (PBV).  She has a long history of working with government agencies, HUD, IHDA, Chicago Department of Housing, Chicago Housing Authority and others. 


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