Gentrification is affecting housing in the U.S. In Chicago, families are organizing for solutions. Marguerite Casey Foundation is co-publishing this story, which first appeared in La Raza, as part of its partnership with ImpreMedia, a national media organization.

Gentrification is a process of exclusion and displacement. Not simply an individual process where people with money and resources move to poor communities, it is also a system that leaves the door open to investors who are attempting to profit.

This is what was explained by Norma Rios Sierra, a mother and president of Logan Square Neighborhood Association (LSNA), a community organization of families in Chicago who are attempting to fight for housing opportunities and against gentrification.

“I grew up in Logan Square,” Rios Sierra said over the phone. “It has always been a community-based area. We all know each other, and our children always played together.”

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