The Executive Director, Ofelia Navarro, has been with the agency for the past eighteen years.
Ms. Navarro started working with SCH as a housing counselor, a position funded by a grant from the Chicago Community Trust.
At the time, there were only two other people on staff.
When the agency was looking for a new Executive Director, she
was a natural fit.
staff grew from 3 to 34, from one to three locations, and from an organizational budget of $100,000 to a 1.5 million dollar budget.
Ms. Navarro is a long-time advocate for affordable housing and believes in providing quality comprehensive services that reach out to lower-income people.
She is a member of the City of Chicago Community Development Advisory Committee, Fannie Mae's Illinois Partnership Advisory Council, Humboldt Park Redevelopment Area Advisory Board, as well as various other housing committees.