The LUCHA Law Project

Working within the Law to Improve It.

The LUCHA Law Project advances LUCHA’s mission of advancing housing as a human right by representing clients who face a variety of housing law needs. These needs include help with eviction court, landlord/tenant negotiations, residential closings, and outreach and education on Fair Housing Issues throughout the Chicago region.

For more information, please call 773.276.5338 x 235 or email amirizarry@lucha.org

Defending Renter’s Rights

LUCHA represented a rental client as she fought for her rights under the Keep Chicago Renting Ordinance. The client’s landlord failed to inform the renter that the property was under foreclosure, and through no fault of her own, the client was forced to move due to the foreclosure process. Through LUCHA’s representation, the client was awarded $10,600 in moving assistance – money she was able to use to help her family regain housing stability!

Advocating for Affordable Housing

The LUCHA Law Project is part of the “525 Task Force – a coalition of housing leaders which advocated for the addition of 525 public housing units as part of the redevelopment plan for the Lathrop Homes in 2016. This coalition was able to influence the Chicago Housing Authority to include more units than they originally fought for. As a result, Lathrop Homes will include 524 family public housing units and an additional 105 public housing units.

Property Tax Appeals

On Tuesday, July 14th, LUCHA, the Logan Square Neighborhood Association (LSNA), and Grassroots Illinois Action (GIA), met at the 1749-51 N. Drake lot of LUCHA’s Tierra Linda affordable rental housing development to announce the launch of a Property Tax Appeal Campaign. Along with LSNA and GIA, LUCHA’s Law Project will be working with the offices of Proco Joe Moreno (Alderman – 1st Ward) and Luis Arroyo Jr. (Cook County Commissioner – 8th District) throughout the summer to host property tax appeal workshops to assist community members with the process of appealing property valuations.