Acting Executive Director/Housing Program Manager
Bibian Guevara serves as Rental Housing Advocate at Lakeside, where she is responsible for helping coordinate agency advocacy and direct-service efforts for low-and moderate income renters ion Chicago's Far North Side, as well as coordinated activities with other community agencies.
In 2011, Bibian added to her responsibilities as Housing Program Manager. In her capacity as Housing Program Manager, she coordinates staff training and reporting, conducts quality control activities, and assists with program development. Bibian is certified in numerous housing counseling topics through Neighborworks America and NHLN.
Bibian is a native of Colombia, who has worked with organizations concerned with immigrant rights, citizenship, and education. While in Colombia, she worked to reform different practices within the fashion industry. Since coming to Chicago, she has worked on citizenship and immigrant rights efforts with Organization of the North East, Centro Romero, and Illinois Coalition for Immigrants and Refugee Rights. Bibian is also the former president of Colombia Vive Chicago, an organization that helps women, in Colombia and Chicago, rebuild the social, cultural and economic webs that have been damaged by the processes of displacement and migration. Through her work in those organizations, Bibian has gained expertise in the planning and implementation of community outreach, education, and direct service activities.
Bibian lives in Edgewater on Chicago's Far North Side.