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  

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 12, 2019 (Tax Levy)
Monday October 14, 2019
Monday December 9, 2019
Monday February 10, 2020
Monday April 13, 2020
Monday May 11, 2020

Budget meeting:

Monday June 8, 2020

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."