Thank you to Rep. Ramirez for organizing, to all of our community partners who participated in the Fair, and to all who attended! We are grateful to be a part of such a dedicated network of housing advocates who invest in the success of every resident.
We are delighted to announce that our latest affordable housing development, Tierra Linda, is fully occupied! With 45 scattered-site affordable rental units, Tierra Linda is LUCHA’s first sustainability-oriented development which bridges affor dability with green technology for low-income residents of the City of Chicago. Located primarily along the 606 Trail, Tierra Linda represents LUCHA’s commitment to transforming neighborhoods through community development and increasing neighborhood access to people who might otherwise be displaced from Chicago’s exclusive housing market. Moreover, it is a step toward an equitable affordable ho using field which approaches development through the lens of environmental sustainability.
We are honored to work alongside dedicated partners who continue to advance housing affordability and accessibility for our neighbors and proud to share our efforts with the City of Chicago in the hopes of creating a more equitable Chicago for all.
On May 14th, the Illinois Green Alliance presented LUCHA with the Mission Award of the 2019 Limelight Emerald Awards ceremony, an annual awards program which recognizes sustainable building efforts in Illinois. LUCHA’s commitment to working at the intersection of housing and health with Tierra Linda earned us the highest recognition with the Mission Award. Tierra Linda bridges sustainable, “green” technology and affordability for low-income residents and ultimately raises the bar for building developers and community organizations which are responsible for creating a holistic response to the healthy and affordable housing crisis by helping families find stable housing without compromising their health, safety, or the environment.
Thank you to the Illinois Green Alliance for recognizing LUCHA’s efforts to advance housing as a human right via sustainable and affordable housing!
On Tuesday, December 11th, join Chicagoans from across the city who want to see the new Mayor take a strong central stand on ending the housing affordability crisis and promoting equitable patterns of development across Chicago’s diverse neighborhoods. Click here to register for the forum today!