National Homeownership Month

To celebrate National Homeownership Month, LUCHA gathered housing counseling partners across nonprofit, finance and government sectors at the National Museum of Puerto Rican Arts and Culture on June 6th to celebrate the achievements of our housing counseling and education program thus far and look to the future of homeownership. To facilitate a dialogue on homeownership, equitable neighborhood investment, and opportunity, we hosted visual artist and photographer Tonika Lewis Johnson, who presented on her work as a neighborhood advocate in Englewood and her innovative Folded Map Project, a multimedia project centered on the visual mapping of neighborhood narratives regarding urban segregation. Given the opportunity to map our own lives – where we live, work and leisure – we saw with clarity the similarities and differences in our lifestyles as residents in the City of Chicago.

Thank you to our housing counseling partners who invest in our neighbors’ homeownership goals and to creative thought leaders like Tonika who challenge the existing narratives of wealth and opportunity and promote an equitable world that works for everyone.

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