Welcome to the Chicago Low-Income Housing Trust Fund Website.

Programs & Initiatives

RSP (Rental Subsidy Program)  |  MAUI (Multi-year Affordability through Upfront Investment)

CLIHTF is Currently in Open Enrollment

Thank You!

Serving Chicago for Over 33 Years


Prospective Tenants

Property Owners

Social Service Agencies

Referral Form for Housing Partners, Service Providers and Tenant Relocations

Trust Fund Central Owner’s Portal




“Without you guys [CLIHTF], I don’t know where me and my family would be right now… I want to give a very special shout out to Annissa, you are my guardian angel, you are beautiful inside and out, and I love you, and I never even met you… you are amazing, CLIHTF is amazing.”

Brad Suster

Brad Suster

Property Owner

“I have been a partner in the Trust Fund for 22-years now, since the very beginning, and I am so happy with this partnership… We have two families that are homeless right now that are moving into this [CLIHTF] property, but this renovation would not have been possible if I didn’t have the Trust Fund as a partner, so I would have that stability.”




“I thank God for you [Annissa Lambirth-Garrett, Executive Director] always pleasant and genuinely concerned, willing to assist even when you’re busy. You are appreciated. Thank you for all you do.”

Instilling Trust

As the COVID-19 virus continues to impact our country, CLIHTF has shifted to a fully remote work environment. Our employees have settled into their new routines, virtual meetings are happening, and business continues to function at its highest level of efficiency. Even though CLIHTF has typically functioned in a traditional office environment, we were pleased with how quickly we were able to transition to remote work. This was due to the incredible efforts of our IT staff and all of our employees embracing the unexpected and urgent change.

As we all navigate these uncertain times, we appreciate your continued business.

SNAP Emergency allotment update:

Click HERE to view this important update on the SNAP, Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, and emergency allotment.

Tenant Resources:

City of Chicago: Family & Support Services https://www.chicago.gov/city/en/depts/fss.html

The City of Chicago is committed to providing leadership and help throughout the evolving COVID-19 crisis. As the situation develops, the City will continue to offer resources and support to people across the city. www.chicago.gov

TFC Owner Portal

Property owners can access the TFC, Trust Fund Central, owner portal HERE.


Open Enrollment (CLOSED)

Open enrollment is currently closed.

Property Owners can request an application by sending an email to, info@clihtf.org.
Intake form for interested participants: https://forms.office.com/Pages/ResponsePage.aspx?id=9imwcmC7p0mlnSJojABEoIi4MRcDmk5Fk8wpRhpvzehUM1BXRUQ1VklZNTI0NFE2TFRNOTJKUlI2My4u

Interested Participant Package for landlords: https://lp.constantcontactpages.com/cu/8Hd2bSR


Links to State and City Programs to assist with Rent

IHDA: https://www.ihda.org/about-ihda/illinois-rental-payment-program/

City of Chicago – Emergency Rental Assistance Program (ERAP), for landlords and tenants: https://www.chicago.gov/city/en/depts/doh/provdrs/renters/svcs/emergency-rental-assistance-program.html

City of Chicago – Emergency Relief for Affordable Multifamily Properties (ERAMP), for landlords only: https://www.chicago.gov/city/en/depts/doh/provdrs/landlords/svcs/eramp.html