LUCHA closed on Tierra Linda near the end of June, 2017 and the beginning stages of construction are underway! The work is estimated to take 16 months in all, with the first units being available to lease around the start of 2018. A new construction, scattered site development within the Humboldt Park and Logan Square community areas of Chicago, Tierra Linda marries sustainable design and healthy living. A mix of newly constructed 3-flat and 6-flat buildings over 12 scattered lots, Tierra Linda will provide 45 dwelling units of one, two, and three bedroom options. The units will be accessible to households making less than 50% of the median income for the area. (Expected monthly rents range from $614 – $1,055).
Tierra Linda is LUCHA’s first sustainability-oriented development, bridging affordable housing with green technology for low income residents of the City of Chicago. Located along the 606 Elevated Trail, Tierra Linda represents LUCHA’s commitment to transforming communities through community development and increasing neighborhood access to those who have been disenfranchised from Chicago’s increasingly exclusive housing market. Moreover, it pushes the envelope within the field of affordable housing by expanding the scope to include environmental sustainability.