LUCHA’s Passive House is Certified!

LUCHA’s Passive House has officially been certified by the Passive House Institute US! Our Tierra Linda development features the first affordable, multi-family Passive House in the state and bridges green technology and housing affordability for low-income families. Located along the 606 Trail, Tierra Linda and its Passive House represent LUCHA’s commitment to mindful, sustainable community development and increasing neighborhood access to residents who might otherwise be displaced from Chicago’s increasingly exclusive housing market. Moreover, it is a step toward an equitable, affordable housing field which approaches development through the lens of environmental sustainability.

LUCHA sees the Passive House – and Tierra Linda as a whole – as a testament to the fact that everyone deserves access to high quality housing and a healthy space to live. Thank you to our entire network of supporters for your commitment to advancing housing as a human right through this development!

A Message from our Executive Director – UIC: The Impact of Infrastructure on our Cities

Executive Director Juan Carlos Linares gave a presentation this fall at the University of Illinois at Chicago alongside fellow panelists with a particular focus on the 606 trail and how the infrastructure of that amenity has begun to alter surrounding neighborhoods. You can check out his blogĀ here on UIC’s Website.