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SCH’s mission is to provide comprehensive counseling, education and housing resources necessary for Latinos and other low-to-moderate income families in the Chicagoland area, develop competence and responsibility in meeting their financial and housing needs, and advocate for and proactively promote additional resources for them.

MISSION & HISTORY.

In 1966, Spanish Coalition for Housing began as a collaboration of groups from Chicago’s North and South side neighborhoods that sought to address issues facing the Latino community.

 

During this early stages, SCH became a leader in the fight against housing discrimination, redlining, and disinvestment from financial institutions. SCH organized regular meetings with the Federal Housing Administration (FHA), the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), and the City of Chicago to advocate on behalf of the Latino community. 

In 1973, SCH became the very first organization to be certified as a Housing Counseling Agency by the Department of Housing and Urban Development. SCH continued advancing new ideas in financial education and housing but found meteoric growth when in 1992 SCH was hand-selected by HUD to pilot a new housing counseling program and in 1996 is when SCH became the Chicago Housing Authority’s Latino offices administrator.

The most recent financial crisis has further pushed SCH to the forefront of housing in Chicago. Since 2007 we have seen a 996% increase in clients seeking foreclosure prevention. We also expanded our financial education, renter and landlord education programs to promote financial stability and prevent foreclosure, before it starts.

In 2018, SCH was named Housing Agency of the Year by ( _________) , recognizing the hardwork and dedication of SCH's  team. 

Serving 3 regions in the Chicagoland area; North, Southeast and Southwest SCH assists over 10,000 clients per year. We continue to deliver quality programs and compassionate service to all residents in need.

Leadership.

Joseph Lopez 

Executive Director

Toward Flagg-Johnson 

Finance Director

Jennifer Singletary

Human Resources Manager

Laurentino Ramirez

Senior Program Manager

Emilio Carrasquillo

Program Manager

Jennifer Singletary

Human Resources Manager

Board of Directors.

Ulises

Ruelas

President

Ulises Ruelas

President

Ulises Ruelas

President

Rebecca

Ortiz

Director

Ulises Ruelas

President

Ulises Ruelas

President

Ulises Ruelas

President

Ulises Ruelas

President

Ulises Ruelas

President

Funders + Affiliates.

Board of Directors.

Ulises

Ruelas

President

Sharon

Aguilera

Director

Juan 

Padilla

Treasurer

Paul

Lopez

Director

Rebecca

Ortiz

President

Juan Pablo

Prieto

Director

Angel

Torres

Director

Maggie

Antillon

Director

Jesus

Solorio

Director

Juan

Elias

President

Ulises

Ruelas

President

Sharon

Aguilera

Director

Juan 

Padilla

Treasurer

Paul

Lopez

Director

Rebecca

Ortiz

President

We are dedicated to fair housing and do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, familial status or handicap.

HUD Certified Housing Counseling Organization

1922 N Pulaski Rd.

Chicago, IL 60639

(773)342-7575

North Region:

Southeast Region:

9010 S Commercial 

Chicago, IL 60617

(773) 933-7575

General Inquiries: 

help@sc4housing.org

Southwest Region:

(312) 850-2660

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