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LUCHA PLAYS KEY ROLE IN PROPERTY TAX APPEAL CAMPAIGN

Juan Carlos Linares and LSNA
Youth announce Property
Tax Appeal Campaign

On Tuesday, July 14th, LUCHA, Logan Square Neighborhood Association (LSNA), and Grassroots Illinois Action (GIA), met at the 1749-51 N. Drake lot of LUCHA's Tierra Linda affordable rental housing development to announce the launch of a Property Tax Appeal Campaign. Along with LSNA and GIA, LUCHA's Law Project will be working with the offices of Proco Joe Moreno (Alderman - 1st Ward) and Luis Arroyo Jr. (Cook County Commissioner - 8th District) throughout the summer to host property tax appeal workshops to assist community members with the process of appealing property valuations. Please see the flyer below for dates, times, and locations.

 

While the Bloomingdale / 606 Trail is a great resource for Humboldt Park, Logan Square, and West Town, there is concern throughout these communities that this new amenity will lead to an increase in property valuations, and, as a result, property taxes. Thankfully, appealing your property tax assessment is a FREE and straightforward process. But while you do  not have to pay a lawyer or agency to appeal your property taxes, you must appeal within thirty days of receiving the assessment in the mail.  

 

LUCHA looks forward to the impact that these property tax appeal workshops will have within the lives of community residents who need it most.  We hope to see you at one of the Property Tax Appeal Workshops in the coming weeks!

 

Upcoming Workshops

 

Saturday, July 25
11:00 AM -1:00 PM
Haas Park Fieldhouse
2402 N. Washtenaw
Monday, July 27
6:30 - 8:30 p.m. Goldblatt's Building - 1st Floor
1623-35 W. Chicago. Ave.
Thursday, July 30
6:00 - 8:00 p.m.
Moos Elementary
1722 N. California Ave.

 


 

LUCHA'S HOME WEATHERIZATION WORK

 




Mr. & Mrs. Lopez received home
improvements through
LUCHA and funding from
the Urban Weatherization Initiative.


LUCHA is excited to share the successes of its participation in the State of Illinois' Urban Weatherization Initiative (UWI) from January 1 - June 30, 2015. Through the UWI, LUCHA performed weatherization repairs (e.g. new insulation, central heating, and doors) for nine units within the Humboldt Park, Logan Square, West Town, Pilsen, and Little Village communities. All repairs made each of these homes better-sealed and protected from Chicago's harsh winters in addition to reducing the risk of carbon monoxide poisoning. For example, Mr. & Mrs. Lopez (LUCHA UWI clients) were able to receive duct work, furnace, and spray insulation necessary to seal their six-unit property from the elements and heat the units without space heaters - thereby helping this family maintain ownership of and safe living within their home.

 

Unfortunately, the State of Illinois decided to suspend the UWI program due to changing budget priorities. While this decision may appear to be well-thought-out by Illinois' political leaders, the reality is that the program and its impact is still desperately needed within the community. To this end, a number of community leaders and advocates are working to help ensure that the UWI similar initiatives will be part of future State of Illinois budgets. LUCHA looks forward to learning and sharing more about these efforts in the months ahead.

 


 

BECOME A HOMEOWNER!

 






Let LUCHA help you on your journey to homeownership! Please attend one of LUCHA's HUD-approved weekly homebuying workshops where you will learn what is needed to get the keys to your first property! LUCHA's housing counselors will present the essential information to help you get the keys to your first home. 

 

Workshops will cover topics such as home buying process, loan eligibility, debt management, mortgage loan processing, inspection appraisal, the closing process, responsibilities of home ownership, and down payment assistance. Participants who complete HUD-approved workshops and meet specific qualifications are eligible for additional subsidies, including closing cost and down payment assistance. To register, please call (773) 489-8484 or visit www.lucha.org or goo.gl/VLOk0z.  

 

Upcoming Workshops

July 25, 2015 
10:00 AM -4:00 PM
Chicago Public Library:
Logan Square 
3030 W. Fullerton Ave

August 8, 2015 
10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. 
LUCHA Borrower Help Center:
Humboldt Park Residences 
11152 N. Christiana Ave.

August 11 & 12, 2015 (both days required)
6:00 - 9:00 p.m. 
Associated Bank  
5300 N. Central Ave
2nd Floor 

 

 



 

COMMUNITY DENTAL SERVICES



LUCHA is hosting the Norwegian American Hospital Dental Van to provide FREE dental clinic services (check-ups and teeth cleanings) on August 24 - 27 for community members between the ages of three and 21. Please RSVP to  Simone Poulos by phone at 773-276-5338 ext. 226 or by email at spoulos@lucha.org.

 




LUCHA'S MISSION

LUCHA (the Spanish word for "struggle") advances housing as a human right by empowering communities- particularly the Latino and Spanish-speaking populations- through advocacy, education, affordable housing development and comprehensive housing services.

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Events

Homebuyer Workshop: Become a Homeowner the Smart Way / Compra su casa de forma inteligente
Starts: 10:00 am
Ends: August 8, 2015 - 4:00 pm
Location: Humboldt Park Residence: 1152 N Christiana Ave Chicago, IL 60651
Description: To register, please call:
(773) 489-8484
Or register at LUCHA.org or goo.gl/VLOk0z (case sensitive)

Para registrarse por favor llame:
(773) 489-8484
O registrarse a LUCHA.org O goo.gl/VLOk0z (caso sensible)