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 […]

UnidosUS 2019 Change Makers Summit

As an affiliate member of UnidosUS (formerly known as National Council of La Raza), LUCHA’s housing counseling and education staff attended the 2019 Change Makers Summit in Washington, DC last week. Topics addressed include pressing policy issues impacting our communities and ways to make our communities stronger through civic action. The summit presented an opportunity for us and our […]

NAHREP Chicago ELEVATE Event

Last month, LUCHA’s housing counseling and education staff participated in the National Association for Hispanic Real Estate Professionals (NAHPREP) Chicago ELEVATE event. The event highlighted our collective commitment to building generational wealth through homeownership, prioritizing investment without displacement, and created a space for community partners to focus on issues impacting Latinx residents. We are so grateful to be […]

Illinois Access to Justice Program Act

While communities of color in our nation are reeling from systemic racism manifesting in the forms of mass deportation and mass incarceration, they continue to demonstrate amazing resilience and talent. Join LUCHA in supporting the Illinois Access to Justice Program Act, which would implement a statewide program known as the Illinois Access to Justice and Opportunity […]

LUCHA meets IPP in Brazil

LUCHA’s Executive Director, Juan Carlos Linares, recently paid a visit to the Pereira Passos Institute (IPP) in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The IPP serves as the city’s research body and manages city data to inform equitable public policy development and urban interventions. Andrea Pulici, the Technical Coordinator of Special Projects at the IPP, presented on […]

2019 Group Education Activities Kickoff

LUCHA’s Housing Opportunities Center has kicked off its 2019 group education activities! This is your year – join us for a group education workshop and build toward your dream of homeownership. For FREE registration, click here. Upcoming workshop dates: Saturday, February 9th, 10:00 am – 4:00 pm Saturday, February 23rd, 10:00 am – 4:00 pm For […]

One Chicago For All Alliance Mayoral Forum

As a long-standing community-based organization, LUCHA embraces its role as a champion for equitable solutions to address issues adversely impacting community residents. In preparation for the upcoming Mayoral Election, LUCHA staff and residents attended the One Chicago for All Alliance Mayoral Forum at the UIC Forum on January 12th to advocate for affordable, safe, and […]

Celebrating Three Kings Day

In celebration of Three Kings’ Day, LUCHA closed out the holiday season by hosting its Resident Services Program partners at Nellie’s Restaurant. Nested in the heart of Chicago’s vibrant Puerto Rican community, we came together over classic Nellie’s breakfast fare – like the much-revered pastelón and avena de coco – to uplift the importance of supportive services […]

SPARCC Learning Convening

Juan Carlos Linares presented on a panel at the SPARCC learning convening focused on “Investment without Displacement: Solutions for Equitable, Healthy & Vibrant Communities” in Los Angeles this month. It was the only rainy week all year, but spirits were high as community organizations, industry experts, and leaders in government came together to develop relationships, […]

TOD Policy Expansion

As a steering committee member of Elevated Chicago, part of the national SPARCC initiative, we are proud to announce the expansion of the City of Chicago’s existing Transit Oriented Development (TOD) policy to more than 20 high-ridership bus routes along eight major corridors across the city, including Ashland Ave, Western Ave, and Chicago Ave. Thanks […]

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