LUCHA’s expert housing counselors can provide the assistance you need to purchase your first home

Through bilingual workshops and individual counseling, our knowledgeable counselors will help you purchase your first home. Our staff explains how to maintain good credit, choose a home and select the right loan for your budget.

LUCHA’s Home Ownership program incentives include:

  • Free Homebuyer’s Education Workshops.
  • Credit and Budget Counseling.
  • Financial Assistance to help pay for down-payment and closing costs, funded by the Illinois Housing Development Authority for those who qualify.

Homebuyer Workshops: 

As a HUD-approved housing counseling agency, LUCHA provides first-time homebuyers with workshops, credit counseling, mortgage support, access to down-payment assistance, and a number of other services. Through these services, families are responsibly prepared for the rigors of home ownership and finance. All services are fully bilingual (Spanish/English).

Register TODAY for First-Time Homebuyer Workshop!

The Value & Impact of Our Homebuying Counseling

As LUCHA’s Director of Housing Counseling and Advocacy, I have the privilege of working with families such as those pictured within our page as we help them purchase their first homes. Home ownership can be a powerful tool we can use to establish ourselves and our family into financial security… Read More

Providing Equal Access to The American Dream

Roy Marin, a special education teacher, was a long-time renter in Logan Square. Born and raised in Costa Rica, Marin moved back to the Central American country for several years. After returning to Chicago, he found that because of gentrification, he could no longer find an affordable apartment… Read More