Changing Lives, One Loan at a Time!

Dear Community Member,

Gregg H. BrownOn behalf of the Board of Directors,management and staff, I welcome you to our Credit Union! Established in 2003, the South Side Community Federal Credit Union (SSCFCU) not-for-profit community development financial institution. The SSCFCU serves a membership base of 2,000 with $3.5 million in assets since its opening.

Membership is open to anyone who lives, works, worships, attends school or who is a member of an organization on Chicago's South Side.

I'd like to encourage the membership to become more active. As a member / owner you are more than a customer.  Our growth and success depend upon your participation.  Your account is an important investment in your community!

Gregg Brown, President, South Side Community Federal Credit Union


12th Annual Anniversary Celebration

This year SSCFCU hosts its 12th anniversary celebration as a benefit gala under the reoccurring theme of: "People Helping People".

The event is a fundraiser to expand operations and economic opportunity programs which includes housing and financial education.

South Side Community Federal Credit Union is governed by the over-riding principle of "People Helping People. SSCFCU continues to be a strong agent for change by fostering economic self-sufficiency as well as serving as a viable financial intermediary for investing in people.

Therefore, when you invest in us, you invest in the people we serve. Your partnership is invaluable to us because it is through the generosity of people like you that we are able to provide high quality resources that are necessary to create and sustain financially healthy neighborhoods.

We invite you to join us on November 14, 2015, at the DuSable Museum of African American History, located at 740 East 56th St. Chicago, IL, 60637, from 6:00 P.M. until 9:30 P.M.

In addition to the honor of your presence, we further request of you to become a corporate sponsor for this event. You play a key role in our success.

Please review our community impact track record and the various sponsorship levels by downloading the Sponsorship Packet. It may be helpful to know that bank contributions qualify for credit under the Community Reinvestment Act and all charitable contributions may be tax deductible to the fullest extent of the law.  Your contributions help us to continue offerring financial education, housing and credit couseling and provides operational support to the credit union.

We hope that you will help to advance this worthy cause of simply "People Helping People".


SSCFCU 12th AnniversaryPurchase your tickets for the Gala today!

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Advertising Opportunities in Program Book

The South Side Community Federal Credit Union is a member-owned not-for-profit community development financial institution that helps people build and retain wealth through financial education, savings and loans. Please place an ad in our 12th Anniversary commemorative souvenir booklet.

The price for : a full page ad (8.5" x 5") is $125, a half page ad (4.25" x 5") is $75.00, and a quarter page ad (4.25" x 2.5) is $50.00. Please email camera ready ads (pdf or jpg) to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by Nov. 7, 2015.  Thank you!

Download the Advertising form here! 

Corporate Sponsorship Opportunities

Download the 12th Anniversary Celebration Sponsorship Packet!

Advertising and Sponsorship payments can be made using the Donate button.



Home Buyer Education ProgramHome buyer education is an important class you need to take before you decide to purchase your first home.

It teaches you the basic homeownership terms, steps and strategies so you are prepared to have a positive home buying experience.

Our Home Buyer Education Program covers all aspects of the home buying process from A to Z, such as selecting, financing, and closing on your first home. Participants become more knowledgeable and confident with making important personal and financial decisions about homeownership.

Each participant will receive a certified Home Buyer’s Certificate upon completion of the program. This certificate can provide borrowing incentives from your lender such as down payment and closing cost assistance.

Courses include:

- Credit Basics and Restoration – Saturday, October 3, 2015

- Basic Money Management & Budgeting – Saturday, October 10, 2015

- Preparing for Homeownership – Saturday, October 17, 2015

- Home Maintenance 101 – Saturday, October 24, 2015

Classes Begin Saturday, October 3, 2015 All class times are 10:30 AM to 12:30 PM.  Cost $125.00

Download the registration form and enroll today!





Apply for your mortgage on-line using SSCFCU's secure on-line mortgage application tool!  Fast and user friendly, get an on-line decision within minutes!

Sign up to receive: Rate Alerts, Personal Rate Alerts, Mortgage Quotes and get a free pre-qualification!
For more information, contact Delores Allen, Mortgage / Housing Director at 773-548-8859.

Apply Now!

Financial Classes

Come and learn about money management and achieving your financial goals!

Classes are held at:

South Side Community Federal Credit Union

Call 773-548-8859 for more information and registration

Click to see the current schedule!

Loan Programs from SSCFCU

TAL Loan


Small Business Loan Application

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Bank from the comfort of your home!

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Certified Education and Counseling for Homebuyers and Homeowners.

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Learn more about our partnership with the
South Side Community Economic Development Center

Download our Brochure!

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Come Join Us!

Joining the South Side Community Federal Credit Union is easy!

Come in and fill out an application, we would like to meet you! Applications are also available on-line, click here to download the application (Adobe Acrobat Reader required!)

South Side Community Federal Credit Union

5401 S. Wentworth Avenue Suite 25
Chicago, IL 60609

Phone: 773-548-5500

Hours of Operation

Mon & Weds 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM

Friday 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM

Saturday 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM

Closed Tuesdays & Thursdays