Humble Design Service Day

We are continuously grateful for our transformative partnership with Humble Design Chicago, a local organization which creates “home” for families transitioning from homelessness by providing free design and furnishing services. This month, our staff and tenants participated in a volunteer day of service to furnish the home of a longtime LUCHA client who recently welcomed a […]

Yoga Class with Resident Services

LUCHA continues to expand its range of programming for its affordable housing tenants and community members! Always innovating, our staff hosted a yoga and mindfulness workshop at our SRO building in partnership with Lowell Elementary School. It has been documented that mindfulness techniques help practitioners of all ages and capacities better cope with stress and encourage […]

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 […]

Foreclosure Prevention Program (Round 6) Award

LUCHA has once again been awarded under the Illinois Housing Development Authority (IHDA)’sForeclosure Prevention Program! The Foreclosure Prevention Program is in its sixth round and provides funding to support housing counseling and foreclosure prevention outreach. While it might appear that there is a reduced need to fund foreclosure mitigation services due to the continued recovery of […]

Logan Square Racial Equity Impact Assessment

In 2018, LUCHA partnered with the Logan Square Neighborhood Association (LSNA) and Chicago United for Equity (CUE) to conduct a Racial Equity Impact Assessment (REIA) of the Chicago Department of Transportation’s (CDOT) proposed Complete Streets project for North Milwaukee Avenue from Logan Square to Belmont. An REIA is a nationally-tested, community-driven process that identifies which groups are most likely to benefit […]

Honoring National Fair Housing Month

Closing out National Fair Housing Month, LUCHA hosted partners in housing advocacy and legal services at the National Public Housing Museum. As part of the affair, Executive Director Juan Carlos Linares accepted an award presentation per the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development‘s Fair Housing Initiatives Program, through which LUCHA has been granted $125,000 to further fair housing […]

Mayor-Elect Lightfoot’s Housing Transition Committee

Recognized for his organizational leadership and his efforts as an affordable housing advocate, LUCHA’s Executive Director, Juan Carlos Linares, is currently serving on Mayor-Elect Lightfoot’s Housing Transition Committee. As Committee Co-Chair, Juan Carlos is promoting LUCHA’s mission to advance housing as a human right to help shape the Mayor-Elect’s housing priorities, forthcoming policies and resource […]

Continued Investment of the JCUA

In February, we celebrated the continued investment of the Jewish Council on Urban Affairs (JCUA) in support of the rehabilitation for LUCHA’s single-room occupancy (SRO) building, Humboldt Park Residence (HPR). The project has taken another step toward fruition! On March 12th, LUCHA and partners presented to the Community Development Commission (CDC), which unanimously approved the projects’ use of […]

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