Multi-Family Financial Assistance Applications

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.

LIHTC Application

Letters of Support

The Department of Housing accepts requests for a letter of support for IHDA, FHLB and other non-City funding applications on a rolling basis. In order to review and make a determination, the request should include the following:

  • Project Narrative
  • City of Chicago Pro Forma
  • Renderings/Elevations
  • Property Index Numbers (PINS) and addresses for City-owned land

Review and approval procedures also require a meeting to present your proposal. Complete the request form to submit your request and set up a meeting.

A decision approving or denying your request will be made within two weeks after your scheduled meeting. Incomplete requests will not be considered for review and should be considered denied. Any letter of support is subject to DOH Policies and Procedures and City Council approval. 

Request a Meeting to Discuss Your Multi-Family Project

Complete the request form to schedule a meeting with the Department of Housing to discuss your proposed project. To complete the form, you will need to provide information about your project, including number of units, location, targeted population, potential funding sources, and proposed budget. If a funding round is open, these meetings are limited to developments applying outside of the round.

After submitting the form, you will be contacted as soon as possible to set up a meeting.

Additional Multi-Family Financing Applications

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