Board of Directors

The Chicago Low-Income Housing Trust Fund is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation. The Board of Directors provides oversight and direction for the organization, sets policy, establishes the budget and monitors expenditures.

The Board of Directors is comprised of 15 individuals who live in the City of Chicago, have diverse backgrounds and expertise and represent non-profit organizations, private corporations and City government. They are appointed by the Mayor of the City of Chicago and confirmed by City Council.

The Board meets monthly and there are four committees of the Board: Allocations, Executive, Finance and Outreach.

Board Calendar

CLIHTF Board Meeting
Tuesday, February 08, 2022
08:30AM - 10:00AM
CLIHTF Board Meeting
Tuesday, March 08, 2022
08:30AM - 10:00AM
CLIHTF Board Meeting
Tuesday, April 12, 2022
08:30AM - 10:00AM
CLIHTF Board Meeting
Tuesday, May 10, 2022
08:30AM - 10:00AM


Barry Chatz
President, Board Member since 2019
Partner / Saul Ewing Arnstein & Lehr

Andrew Geer
Treasurer, Board Member since 2020


Rev. Wayne Gordon
Board Member since 2002
Lead Pastor, Lawndale Christian Community Church

Bishop Horace E. Smith M.D.
Board Member since 2015
Pastor, Apostolic Faith Church
Pediatrician, Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago

Jacqueline C. Edens 
Board Member since 2018
CEO, The Inner Voice, Inc

Emilio Carrasquillo 
Board Member since 2020 
Director, Spanish Coalition for Housing

Arshele Stevens
Board Member since 2020
Director, Girls Inc of Chicago

Thomas McNulty
Board Member since 1989
Partner, Neal Gerber & Eisenberg, LLP


Deborah E. Bennett
Vice President, Board Member since 2006
Senior Program Officer, Polk Bros. Foundation

Grace Chan McKibben
Secretary, Board Member since 2020
Executive Director of Coalition for a Better Chinese American Community


Justin DeJong
Board Member since 2020
Director, American Medical Association

Adrian Soto
Board Member since 2020
Executive Director, Greater Southwest Development Corporation

Sendy Soto
Board Member since 2020
Managing Deputy, Chicago Department of Housing

Beth Horwitz
Board Member since 2020
Director at Illinois Collaboration on Youth

Alisa Rodriquez
Board Member since 2020
Managing Deputy of Chicago Dept. of Family and Support Service 

Board Committees

Allocations Committee

Purpose: To review applications and requests, making recommendations for funding through Trust Fund programs and special initiatives.

Chair: Tom McNulty

Co-Chair: Grace Chan McKibben

Specific functions:

  • To establish an annual framework for spending funds
  • To review all potential rental subsidy, MAUI and other programmatic funding issues before the Board
  • To provide recommendations to the Board on funding requests within budget guidelines
  • To discuss other long-term issues related to spending for programs
  • To undertake other tasks related to the committee’s purpose or as assigned by the Board