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  

Home Improvement Loan

Who we Are

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


Raymond Nice


John Kurtovich

Vice Chairman

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 2018/2019.

Regular meetings:

Monday August 13, 2018
Monday October 8, 2018
Monday December 10, 2018
Monday February 11, 2019
Monday April 8, 2019
Monday May 13, 2019

Budget meeting:

Monday June 10, 2019

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."