Chicago Sun Times: “Put to better use a $9.6 million insurance program against NW Side crime”

Alderman Gilbert Villegas issued this op-ed in response to the underutilization of the NWHEAP fund. He writes: “My colleagues and I have partnered with the Northwest Side Housing Center to track down the gatekeepers of this growing fund, to encourage them to open it up for loans that could help homeowners stay on their feet. Thanks in part to relentless advocacy by Northwest Siders, our counterparts in Springfield passed House Bill 3193 last year, clearing the way for the program to issue low-cost loans for home improvement projects and a foreclosure prevention loan program.”



Kelsey Kreiling