Celebrating Over 25 Years of creating affordable housing for underserved populations

IHDC’s mission is to develop long term affordable housing for low-income, underserved populations in collaboration with local communities. As a nonprofit 501(c)3, IHDC develops high-quality, financially and environmentally sustainable, affordable housing for low-income individuals and families with supportive services as a foundational strategy.

In its 25 year history, IHDC has created 16 affordable housing developments that ranged in size from 15 to 135 units. Six of the developments were renovations, while ten were new construction. In total, IHDC has generated 768 permanent supportive housing units and 75 transitional units. Although to date most properties have been in the Chicago metropolitan area, IHDC’s mission is not restricted by geography.

While the day-to-day operations of IHDC typically revolve around land acquisition, zoning changes; applying for grants, loans, and permits; the PRIMARY focus and ultimate goal is to provide clean, affordable and stable HOUSING for LOW-INCOME INDIVIDUALS and FAMILIES.

The links to the right represent just a few profiles of residents housed in an IHDC development.

Jeffery Towers
Ruth Shriman House
Branch of Hope
Coppin House
Independence House
Clara's Village
Lake Street Studios Sanctuary Place Grove Apartments

News and Media Links


Moving in to Branch of Hope


Press Releases
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IHDC One-Sheet History


Published articles
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Affordable Housing Finance July '11


Mr. Clarence L. Smith, IHDC Chair
CLS Management Services


Ms. Catherine Galligan, IHDC Vice Chair/Treasurer
Cheif Operating Officer,
American Osteopathic Association


Mr. Perry Vietti, IHDC President
Interfaith Housing Development
Corporation of Chicago


Mr. Calvin Holmes, IHDC Secretary
Executive Director,
Chicago Community Loan Fund


Ms. Elizabeth Lee
Michael Reese Health Trust (retired)

Ms. Janet L. Smith Ph.D
Associate Professor,
Urban Planning and Policy Program
University of Illinois at Chicago


Ms. Barbara Shaw
Illinois Violence Prevention Authority (retired)


Mr. James E. Christian
Chief Financial Principle,
October Family Holdings, LLC

Mr. Micheal Joyner


Interfaith Housing Development STAFF


Perry Vietti

Harriette Mimms
Director of Interfaith Management Services (IMS)

Stephen Aquino
Office/MIS Manager

Maureen Kanter
Finance and Accounts Manager

Andrew Durkin
Affordable Housing Associate

Development Partners

The Boulevard

Sankofa Safe Child Initiative

Coppin A.M.E. Church

Housing Authority of Oak Park

Claretian Associates

JLM Investments IIB, LLC


MB Financial

J.P. Morgan Chase

BMO Harris Bank

Citibank, N.A.

Seaway Bank and Trust Company

Corporation for Supportive Housing

Chicago Community Loan Fund



Chicago Department of Planning and Development

Chicago Department of Family and Support Services

Illinois Housing Development Authority

Illinois Department of Human Services

Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity

Federal Home Loan Bank of Chicago

Federal Home Loan Bank of San Francisco

U. S. Department of Housing and Urban Development

Cook County Department of Planning and Development


Equity Providers

Raymond James Tax Credit Funds

Enterprise Community Partners

The RichmanGroup Affordable Housing Corporation

RedStone Equity Partners

Local Initiatives Support Corporation



We welcome individual supporters as well.

Interfaith Housing Development Corporation
411 S. Wells Street Suite 401, Chicago, IL 60607 NEW ADDRESS (as of January 2019)
Phone 312-274-8200, fax 312-274-0292 SAME PHONE AND FAX