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 […]

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 blog here on UIC’s Website.

Lead with Love: Reflections from the Aspen Institute

By Juan Carlos Linares Lead with Love.  That was the mantra repeated in Aspen, Colorado by Michael Sorrell, a native son of Chicago’s South Shore neighborhood.  Through the devoted support of his community, the tenacious encouragement of his mom and grandparents, and his own stubborn will to succeed, Sorrell rose to become the President of […]

Honoring Alma Zamudio

As many of you know, our friend and colleague Alma passed away last Friday. Alma worked with us at LUCHA from May 2013 to February 2015 as our Community Organizer. She advocated fiercely for our tenants and community members and was passionate about organizing around workers rights and social justice in general, but especially toward advancing housing […]

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