Margaret Wooten recently retired from her position as Vice President, Housing and Financial Empowerment, with the Chicago Urban League, where she managed the day-to-day operations of the Housing and Financial Empowerment Center. She was responsible for managing 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.