Margaret Wooten

Margaret Wooten is Executive Vice President of Reach CDC, a newly formed, Chicago-based community development corporation. Previously, she was Vice President, Housing and Financial Empowerment, with 33 years of service in HUD housing counseling at the Chicago Urban League. At the Chicago Urban League, she managed the day-to-day operations of the Housing and Financial Empowerment Center. She oversaw the program that provides free comprehensive housing counseling, including foreclosure, pre-foreclosure, first-time homebuyer, pre- and post-purchase, and rental counseling. Margaret is a certified housing counselor from the American Homeowner Education and Counseling Training Institute, as well as the NeighborWorks Training Institute for HUD. Previously, she served as a Social Worker for the City of East Orange, New Jersey Department of Public Welfare and was a paralegal for the law firm of Franklin and Crutcher. She received her formal education from Chicago State University.