Spanish Coalition for Housing
1922 North Pulaski
Chicago, IL  60639
(773) 276-7633
(773) 342-8528
Executive Director:
Mrs. Ofelia Navarro

In 1966 Spanish Coalition for Housing began as a broad coalition of groups from Chicago’s north and south sides that came together to address issues that were facing the Latino community. During this early stage SCH created a distinct role for itself that was committed specifically to combating redlining discrimination in housing and a lack of interest from financial institutions. SCH did not relent on these issues and organized regular meetings with the FHA HUD and the City of Chicago’s Department of Urban Renewal to advocate on behalf of the Latino community. Ultimately 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 their work but found meteoric growth when in 1992 SCH was selected by HUD to provide a demonstration pre-purchase and foreclosure prevention counseling program and in 1996 when SCH was contracted by the Chicago Housing Authority to administer it’s Latino satellite offices. The most recent financial crisis has further pushed SCH to the forefront of housing in Chicago.

Mission Statement:
Spanish Coalition for Housing (SCH) is a non-profit community based organization founded in 1966 whose mission is to provide comprehensive counseling education and the access to resources necessary for Latinos and other low-to-moderate income families to develop competence and responsibility in meeting their financial and housing needs.

Current Program:
Homeownership Services Center 1) Foreclosure Prevention2) IHDA's Hardest Hit Fund3) Cook County Foreclosure Mediation4) Escrow Relief Counseling5) Pre-purchase & post-purchase counseling 6) IHDA's Down Payment & Closing Cost Assistance7) Employer Assisted Housing 8) CHA's Choose to Own Program Financial Literacy Program 1) Money Smart & Money Management 2) Credit Restoration Counseling3) Financial CoachingRental Program1) Homeless Prevention Program & Rapid Re-Housing Program2) Affordable Housing Location & Sustainability3) LIHEAP Energy Assistance Program4) Weatherization Program5) Energy Action Network & Retrofit Program6) Tenant Assistance Program7) Chicagoland Bilingual Landlord Association

Grants Since 2007:
YearProgram AreaAmount
2011Community Development$100,000.00
2011Community Development$75,000.00
2011Basic Human Needs$20,000.00
2011Community Development$10,000.00
2011Community Development$7,500.00
2010Community Development$25,000.00
2010Community Development$20,000.00
2010Basic Human Needs$16,000.00
2009Community Development$50,000.00
2008Basic Human Needs$50,000.00