Meet Our Staff Members


Annissa Lambirth-Garrett, MPA, CPM
Executive Director

Annissa Lambirth –Garrett began working for the City of Chicago, Department of Planning and Development in March 2013 and began serving as the Executive Director of the Chicago Low-Income Housing Trust Fund in October 2016. As Executive Director, Annissa is responsible for leading the Trust Fund and overseeing its daily operations and $35 million dollar budget.  She comes to the Trust Fund with over 22 years of Affordable Housing, Economic, and Community Development experience. Her experiences include Urban Planning, Housing Development, Economic Development, Community Development, Workforce Development, and Affordable Housing Property Management.


Michelle Jacinto
Administrative Assistant

Michelle Jacinto has been with the Chicago Low-Income Housing Trust Fund team for over 10 years.  In addition to her pivotal function in supporting the Executive Director, she also plays a key role in providing services to the rest of the Trust Fund team, Board Members, and property owners. Michelle provides administrative and technical assistance and ensures that tasks are completed and deadlines are met.

Jenee Garrett, BS,MS
IT/Operations Specialist

Jenee Garrett has been with the Trust Fund since 2017. She has over 10 years of information technology experience with specializations in health information technology and project management. She currently manages daily operations and any IT support needed throughout the Trust Fund.

Nora Saldivar, MUPP
Coordinator of Special Projects

Nora Saldivar was hired as Coordinator of Special Projects by the City of Chicago to staff the Chicago Low-Income Housing Trust Fund in May of 2000. She currently manages a portfolio of awarded recipients of the Chicago Low-Income Housing Trust Fund’s Rental Subsidy Program and Multi-Year Affordability through Upfront Investments (MAUI), and is the lead staff of the Families in Transition Project (FIT). She holds a Bachelors of Art from Columbia College and Master of Urban Planning and Policy from the University of Illinois at Chicago.

Jason L. Sethen, Esq 
General Counsel

Jason L. Sethen, Esq is the Chicago Low- Income Housing Trust Fund’s General Counsel, and has been with the organization since 2015.  He received his Juris Doctorate from Notre Dame Law School, and holds a Master’s Degree in Business Administration from the University of Massachusetts – Amherst and, a Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science from the University of North Dakota.


Amy Tran, BA 
Program Development Coordinator

Amy Tran joined the Chicago Low-Income Housing Trust Fund staff as Program Development Coordinator in 2017, after providing contractual services as a liaison for nearly two years. She currently manages a portfolio of properties participating in the Trust Fund’s Rental Subsidy Program and serves as the lead staff on the AFC Housing Initiative, Vets Initiative and Chronically Homeless Initiative Program (CHIP).


Helena Yeatman
Program Development Coordinator

Helena Yeatman began working as the Program Development Coordinator for the Chicago Low-Income Housing Trust Fund in July 2016. Helena comes with over 20 years of federally assisted and affordable housing experience.