Celebrating Thanksgiving Together

Each Thanksgiving, LUCHA’s Resident Services Program hosts a holiday dinner program at Humboldt Park Residence (HPR). With staff, local partners, and 30 LUCHA tenants in attendance, this year’s celebration was filled with joy, warmth and the delicious aroma of tenants’ and staff homemade cooking, including traditional Puerto Rican fare like pasteles and pollo guisado. In […]

2018 Greenbuild International Conference & Expo

LUCHA’s Director of Affordable Housing, Charlene Andreas, presented on best practices and led tours of our Tierra Linda Passive House, the first affordable, multi-family, certified Passive House in Illinois, at the the 2018 Greenbuild International Conference and Expo. Greenbuild convenes professionals in architecture, construction, engineering, planning, and interior design who depend on thoughtful and ethical solutions to promote […]

LUCHA is Re-approved for HUD certification

Consistent with our commitment to provide high quality services and the best client experience, we are happy to report that the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) has recommended an unconditional three year re-approval for LUCHA as a HUD-certified housing counseling agency! LUCHA first received HUD certification on April 4, 1999 and has […]

We are selected for: HAP

Via a competitive process, LUCHA was selected by Enterprise Community Partners as one of five CDCs across the nation to participate in a pilot program for the creation of a Health Action Plan (HAP) to accompany our Tierra Linda building development. The HAP is informed by quantitative data from public health databases as well as qualitative […]

Thank you for being with us!

Many thanks to everyone who joined us at the Passive House ribbon-cutting ceremony and subsequent community celebration at Simons Park to honor our Tierra Linda development. Relive the festivities via our photo album here, Moments like this inspire us to continue working towards the next ribbon-cutting! You can help us continue building healthy, sustainable, affordable housing by […]

Will & Transfer Workshop

In partnership with the Chicago Housing Authority, Chicago Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights, and Boodell & Damaskis, LLC LUCHA will conduct a “Will & Transfer of Death Instruments” workshop for CHA Choose to Own Homeownership Program participants. The workshop will take place on Thursday, October 11th from 5:30pm – 7:00pm at 1152 N Christiana Avenue in […]

2018 Justice Award

We are honored to have been nominated by our partners, The Chicago Community Loan Fund, for the Opportunity Finance Network’s (OFN) annual Justice Grant Award. The award celebrates organizations with a mission focused on economic, political, or social justice. This year, OFN will recognize LUCHA as one of the Midwest’s premier housing advocates and the recipient […]

After Backpack-A-Thon

Cradles to Crayons held its 3rd Annual Backpack-A-Thon on August 16th. Every year, the Backpack-A-Thon brings together over 300 volunteers in a friendly, three-hour competition to fill 25,000 new backpacks with age-appropriate clothes and school supplies for underserved children. On August 25th, LUCHA distributed 250 of these backpacks to local families, including many of our […]

Let’s Celebrate!

On Thursday, September 27th, LUCHA is hosting a free community celebration to honor Tierra Linda! Join us at Simons Park (1640 N Drake, Chicago), across the street from the Passive House, for food, live entertainment, community-building, and more! Featuring the first affordable, multi-family Passive House in Illinois, Tierra Linda demonstrates that high quality housing and […]

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