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, November 09, 2021
08:30AM - 10:00AM
CLIHTF Board Meeting
Tuesday, December 14, 2021
08:30AM - 10:00AM
CLIHTF Board Meeting
Tuesday, January 11, 2022
08:30AM - 10:00AM
CLIHTF Board Meeting
Tuesday, February 08, 2022
08:30AM - 10:00AM

Officers

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

Directors


Rev. Wayne Gordon

Board Member since 2002
Lead Pastor of Lawndale Christian Community Church

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

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

Deborah E. Bennett
Board Member since 2006
Senior Program Officer of Polk Bros. Foundation

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

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

 

 

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 at American Medical Association

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

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

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

Andrew Geer
Board Member since 2020
Director at Enterprise Community

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

 

Board Committees

Allocations Committee

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

Chair: Tom McNulty

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