LUCHA is excited to announce that we have received renewed funding from the Polk Bros. Foundation! The Polk Bros. Foundation focuses its work at the intersection of Chicago’s most pressing issues to address the complex roots and devastating effects of poverty, challenge inequity, and ensure that all Chicagoans have the opportunity to reach their full potential.
With support from the Polk Bros. Foundation, LUCHA is able to continue its efforts to create and preserve affordable housing across the Northwest side of Chicago. As part of its central commitment to racial equity via affordable housing creation and preservation, LUCHA has built and currently manages 198 units of affordable rental housing for over 450 tenants across four developments spanning Humboldt Park, Logan Square, and West Town: Humboldt Park Residence (HPR), a 68-unit single room occupancy facility; Borinquen Bella, a 47-unit scattered-site development of one-, two-, and three-bedroom units; Madres Unidas, a 36-unit scattered-site development of two- and three-bedroom units; and Tierra Linda, a 45-unit scattered-site development built to Enterprise Green Community certification and Passive House standards and enriched by a Community Health Action Plan.
Muchas gracias to the Polk Bros. Foundation for your continued investment in advancing housing as a human right!