When the Right Path Goes Wrong – Press Release

Chicago, IL., March 27th, 2017 – You’re likely among the majority of people who were told that getting an education, finding a good job, buying a home, and having a family were the steps to a happy and stable life. You might also be among the group of individuals who found out all too late that it’s not always such a straight path to success. This was the reality for local, educated mother of two, Contessa Green, who struggled for far too long before she heard about the Illinois Hardest Hit Fund (HHF).

HHF helps qualifying applicants receive up to $35,000 in forgivable funds to assist them in paying their mortgage. Contessa sought the help of HUD approved housing counseling agency, Spanish Coalition for Housing (SCH) when she decided to apply to the program. After sitting with SCH Homeownership Counselor, Nydia Roman, she felt confident that she could finally save her home after months of rejection and financial disappointments.  Through thorough examination of Contessa’s complex case, Nydia was able to help her realize success through the program within just four months.

“[When Nydia told me] I went through every emotion in one setting,” Contessa reflected” “I cried, I couldn’t move, I was laughing, thanking God…I was going through all of this to realize this is my second chance.”

If you’re concerned about your financial situation, SCH wants you to know that help is available. If you don’t qualify for HHF, SCH’s dedicated staff can help place you in the right program for your family. SCH offers free and trusted services that will help you achieve some form of success.

“You never know when you might need somebody,” Contessa stated matter-of-factly.  “I’m glad that I was steadfast and went through the process. If you’re in the same situation, put up a fight because that’s what I put in to the universe and it paid off.”

To learn more about how HHF can help you, please visit for upcoming informational session dates and locations.

 About SCH – Spanish Coalition for Housing is a 501(c)(3), U.S. Dept. of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) certified Housing Counseling agency that was founded in 1966 and has grown exponentially in the years following. SCH sees and successfully serves over 10,000 clients each year.

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