Housing Counseling Updates: March 2018

Educate - Leticia Vargas

LUCHA Welcomes New Housing Counselor

LUCHA is excited to welcome Leticia Vargas, Housing Counselor as the newest member of our staff. Vargas joins the staff at LUCHA’s Freddie Mac Borrower Help Center and will assist clients achieve financial sustainability and purchase their first homes by providing high-quality education and financial counseling.

Prior to starting at LUCHA, Vargas was with Enlace Chicago, where she mostly at Farragut Career Academy in administration to assist students as they transition from high school to their professional careers.

“I’m in the training stage right now, and will be for the next few months, but I’m excited to get started and work on client portfolios,” remarked Vargas.

Educate - Wintrust Mortgage

Wintrust – 2017 Partner of the Year

LUCHA would like to acknowledge Wintrust Mortgage as our 2017 Lender of the Year. Wintrust Mortgage served LUCHA’s clients in 2017 by providing $3.1 million in loan origination and $241,000 in down payment assistant to first-time homebuyers. Without lenders like Wintrust who make homeownership a reality for low-to-moderate income households, our housing counseling services couldn’t meet the needs of our clients.


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