"We're losing our middle class," Faust said. "What NHS is doing in the neighborhoods is helping build and sustain that middle class. We need to rethink what the middle class is. (It's) people who go to work every day, who want to be strong homeowners."
Homeownership equals empowerment and investment in a community, Faust reasons, and that's what keeps communities strong.
Faust, 54, joins NHS as it celebrates its 40th anniversary, stepping into the role previously held for 4-1/2 years by Ed Jacob and before that by Bruce Gottschall, who retired in late 2009.