Humboldt Park Residence
Humboldt Park Residence (HPR) is a Single Room Occupancy (SRO) building for at-risk and formerly homeless individuals. HPR features supportive services, and rooms are fully furnished. Bathrooms are are shared between two units. LUCHA closed on HPR in September 1994 and soon after broke ground with Mayor Richard M. Daley in attendance. Built over the course of 1994 and 1995, the building serves a vital population of previously homeless or low-income individuals. With the loss of many SRO units throughout the city and encroaching gentrification from the east, HPR serves a critical need in the Humboldt Park neighborhood.
Amenities include a community room for resident programming and outdoor space for seasonal gatherings. Additionally, HPR also houses LUCHA’s Freddie Mac Borrower Help Center, which offers housing counseling and education services at no cost to clients.
UPDATE: As of February 2021, LUCHA is rehabbing the building to preserve 65 SRO units and upgrade amenities for residents. We expect the building to be finished in early 2022. Stay tuned for news!