In response to the evolving COVID-19 pandemic, the City of Chicago has joined the State of Illinois in issuing a Stay at Home order effective Saturday, March 21st at 5pm CT. In addition, City of Chicago facilities are closed to the public. Staff are prioritizing essential services to protect the health and safety of our residents and employees. As such, we may be delayed in responding to non-essential inquiries and service requests. To stay up to date on the City of Chicago’s COVID-19 response, please click here.
The Department of Housing invites housing developers to apply for public funds and other subsidies to build and rehabilitate affordable rental properties in the City of Chicago.
The Multi-Family Financial Assistance Application includes developer assistance programs such as federal Low-Income Housing Tax Credits (LIHTC), Tax Increment Financing (TIF), tax exempt bonds and other state and local funds. Applications and related materials are available below.
Applications for the 2019 LIHTC funding round were due on Friday, Oct. 11, 2019 and are currently under review.
The Department of Housing will accept requests for a Letter of Support for the upcoming LIHTC round until Monday, March 9, 2020.
In order to review and make a determination on the request, Housing staff requires the following information:
Direct requests to Louise Christmas at Louise.Christmas@cityofchicago.org. Within 2 weeks of receipt, DOH will either provide or deny the request. Incomplete requests will not be considered for review. Any Letter of Support is subject to DOH Policies & Procedures and City Council approval.