The Homeownership Programs Manager drives the design, development, and execution of Habitat Chicago’s Homeownership Programs, leading efforts to increase access to and ensure successful homeownership through an affordable loan and holistic support.

Working in concert with the Real Estate and Build team, the Volunteers team, and the Neighborhood Engagement team, the Homeownership Programs team centers the experience and expertise of individual homebuyers, contributes to their readiness for homeownership, connects them to the fabric of the neighborhood, and serves as a resource in homeownership.


The Manager currently oversees two established programs – Affordable Homeownership Program and Homebuyer University. 


Who We're Looking For

You are familiar with the housing landscape of Chicago, the challenges to affordability, and the networks aiming to address the issue. You care deeply about the personal success of individuals seeking homeownership, have familiarity with the process of buying, and have creative vision, outstanding communication, project management, and teamwork skills to run the programs that help make it happen.


Key Responsibilities

Affordable Housing in Chicago – Initiatives and Trends (35%)

The Homeownership Programs Manager is responsible for maintaining an accurate understanding of the affordable housing landscape and the corresponding work being done in Chicago, ensuring that Habitat Chicago is contributing to a broad-based, collaborative effort to increase access to affordable homeownership.


Program Management (50%)

The Homeownership Programs Manager is responsible for the success and integrity of our current homeownership programs, Affordable Homeownership Program and Homebuyer University.


Leadership and Teamwork (15%)

As a key Programs Team member, the manager contributes to our organizational health through enthusiastic collaboration, leadership, and personal integrity.



Salaried; $60,000-$65,000, depending on experience. 30+ vacation/sick/personal days per year. 90% employer paid health insurance: access to dental, and 401k (3% match) plans.


To Apply

Please submit compelling cover letter and resume to helen.quach@habitatchicago.org with “Homeownership Programs Manager – Your Name” in the subject line by 10/07/2022. Only successful applicants will be contacted, and interviews will take place on a rolling basis. No phone calls, please.


Full Description


Habitat for Humanity Chicago values a diverse workplace and strongly encourages women, people of color, LGBTQ individuals, people with disabilities, members of ethnic minorities, foreign-born residents, and veterans to apply.

Habitat for Humanity Chicago is an equal opportunity employer. This organization does not discriminate in employment and personnel practices on the basis of race, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, disability status, religion, national origin or any other basis prohibited by applicable law.



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