Our development teams work with local residents and transforms empty lots and rundown buildings into safe, decent housing close to schools, parks and other services. These are then made available as affordable apartment rentals or homes for purchase.
Since its founding, LUCHA organized residents to advocate for more than $165.7 million for the acquisition, production, preservation, and improvement of affordable housing for low-income residents. We have completed four developments totaling sixteen buildings, 153 units and two foreclosed single family homes. If you are interested in renting an apartment please click here.
Borinquen Bella Rehabilitation: A project to preserve 47 units of existing affordable rental housing. The Borinquen apartments are LUCHA’s first buildings, acquired in the early 1980’s, and following the rehabilitation the buildings will be updated, energy efficient with maintained affordability for thirty years.
Mural Restoration Project: Two Borinquen Bella properties have historic and culturally significant murals on the exterior brick that add color and vibrancy to the community. The murals are aging and will be damaged due to repairs during the building rehabilitation. We are working with the local community and the original artists to restore the murals. For more information about the project and how to get involved click here.
Neighborhood Stabilization Program (NSP): Through this program two foreclosed single family homes were rehabbed and are to be sold as affordable homes. For more on NSP click here.
Tierra Linda: With input from the community this project looks to meet a need for dispersed affordable housing with a focus on wellness and healthy lifestyles.
Humboldt Park Housing Preservation Project: This project is being developed as a means to take abandoned or foreclosed properties and making them into affordable rentals. The focus of the project is on multi-family buildings or condo conversions.
If you would like more information about any of LUCHA’s building projects please contact Charlene Andreas, Director of Building Development, firstname.lastname@example.org, 773-276-5338 ext. 236