Thank you for visiting us!

It is my honor to serve the Southwest Home Equity Assurance Program as the new Executive Director. I am ecstatic to continue the mission in serving the wonderful residents of the Southwest side of Chicago. It is with great pleasure that I welcome you to our new website and encourage you to browse through our content and learn more about our program. Going into its 17th year, we are still offering the Home Improvement Loan Program. It's a rewarding program that helps homeowners enhance and protect their investment. To learn more, please select the action button near the bottom of the page. 

As our program heads into the new year be sure to look out for our new initiatives, speaking engagements and new advertisements! We are thrilled to begin new efforts into the new direction of the Southwest Home Equity Assurance Program.

We look forward to connecting with you!

With kindest regards, 

Victoria M. Gaspar

Executive Director  

(Left to Right) Ray Nice, Victoria Gaspar and John Kurtovich

Who we Are


Raymond Nice


John Kurtovich

Vice Chair

Joseph Loduca, D.D.S.


John Tully


Christopher Koczwara


Staff Members:

Victoria M. Gaspar

Executive Director

Judith Altiere 

Administrative Assistant

Karen Zaro 

Clerical Assistant

Commission Board Meetings

Here are the commission board meeting dates for fiscal year 2017/2018.

Regular meetings:

Monday, October 16, 2017
Monday December 11, 2017
Monday February 5, 2018
Monday April 9, 2018
Monday May 14, 2018

Budget meeting:

Monday June 11, 2018

All meetings will be held at 6:30 p.m. at the Southwest Home Equity Assurance office located at 5334 W. 65th Street
in Chicago, Illinois.

The agenda will be posted in the window of the office 48 hours prior to the meeting date as required and under "Agenda & Minutes."