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How Chicago Is Making its Own Affordable Housing Crisis Worse

Logan Square residents and supporters march for racial equity and affordable housing in the rapidly gentrifying north side neighborhood of Logan Square in Chicago on October 23, 2018.

Chicago Has A Plan To Build Near CTA Trains. But Who Does It Help?

Christian Diaz of the Logan Square Neighborhood Association stands in the Emmet Street parking lot, a city-owned lot where housing advocates envision an affordable TOD development for working-class Latino families that might otherwise be priced out of the rapidly...

WCIU-TV QLP Interview/ LISC Chicago

Quality-of-Life Plan and neighborhood.

Fight for affordable housing near transit lines takes on new urgency

“If we don’t use this moment right now to ensure that Logan Square remains inclusive and affordable, 10 years from now, 20 years from now, it will be Lincoln Park...”

Neighbors March Against Displacement in Logan Square

The demonstrators called on community members to vote out elected officials who aren’t doing enough to prevent longtime residents from being priced out of the community...

Logan Square Anti-Gentrification March Draws 500 People: ‘Fight Today, Vote Tomorrow’

"I want my son to graduate from the school I graduated from. I want my friends and family to continue to live in their neighborhoods."

Logan Square burns hot as many city neighborhoods cool down

The median price of a house sold in the Near West neighborhood in the first nine months of the year rose by a little more than 19 percent.

Logan Square Activists To March For Development Without Gentrification

More than 600 activists and their supporters are planning to march through the neighborhood next week.

JLC and the LSNA Testimonial Video

JLC and the LSNA Testimonial Video

Development In Humboldt Park Sparks Discussions Of Gentrification

“These are monuments to the displacement of working class families in Chicago and it’s a painful..."

Teamwork Englewood’s Grant Will Take Some Safe Passage Workers From The Streets To Inside The Classroom

Teamwork Englewood won a $50,000 grant from the Illinois Parent Mentoring Program, administered by the Logan Square Neighborhood Association, according to Rosalind Moore, director of programs for Teamwork Englewood.

How One Alderman Is Working to Demystify Redevelopment

The signage indicating zoning changes is notoriously impenetrable. In Logan Square, Carlos Ramirez-Rosa is rolling out new rules.

Comunidad se reúne para buscar soluciones al desplazamiento urbano en un barrio de Chicago

"Este jueves una iglesia abrió sus puertas para residentes y varias organizaciones que discutieron sobre este fenómeno en Logan Square..."

New Wave of Parent Mentors Graduate Program

"A new wave of extraordinary parents graduated from one of the city’s fastest growing programs, Parent Mentor on Friday, June 8th at Back of the Yards High School. Originally developed by the Logan Square Neighborhood Association (LSNA) in 1995, the Parent Mentor Program has grown...

Lawsuit targets Berrios over biased residential assessments in Cook County

Cook County Assessor Joseph Berrios appears before the county board to answer questions raised by a Tribune investigation of property tax rates on July 18, 2017. (Antonio Perez / Chicago Tribune)

How Can We Keep Neighborhood Investments From Causing Displacement?

“The 606 is a great amenity,” Linares said. He noted that, along with the Logan Square Neighborhood Association, LUCHA was a longtime advocate for building the trail. “So when we talked to the mayor’s office about [strategies to maintain affordability] way back in the day, they actually started to open up to us, but by then the plans were already in place...”

12 More Ways To Help Hurricane Victims In Puerto Rico, Mexico

"Locals haven't stopped raising money for disaster victims in Puerto Rico and Mexico as relief efforts continue..."

CPS Set To Hike Property Taxes $177 A Year On Most Homeowners

"Members of the Chicago Teachers Union and several community groups rallied Thursday at City Hall to tell members of the City Council's Finance Committee that despite the looming tax hike, schools are still underfunded — and few have librarians or enough counselors to help students..."

Youth Rally Blocks The 606 To Keep Anti-Gentrification Ordinance On Track

"Logan Square has always been my home. I went to grade school in Logan Square and all my memories are in Logan Square. I've seen Latinx people leave, and luxury developments pop up, and I've started to feel unwelcome in my community"

Residentes de zonas aledañas al sendero 606 se manifiestan para que protejan viviendas asequibles

"Concejales de Chicago presentarán una ordenanza, con el fin de apoyar a la comunidad, que impondría una cuota a los desarrolladores que planean demoler edificios."

Parents Pressure Mayor to Keep Schools Open with TIF Funds

“CPS parents know that closing the schools on June 1st will result in more violence and less support for their children’s education. This is unacceptable in the face of hundreds of millions of dollars in TIF funds going to millionaires in downtown,”

Fed Up With Gentrification, Latino Teens In Logan Fight Back With Festival

"We're not going to allow developers or Realtors tell [our] stories for us"

Piden cambios en la ordenanza 'Welcoming City' con una marcha durante el Domingo de Ramos

"Líderes religiosos, activistas y la comunidad de Chicago se movilizaron con el fin exigir más protección para los indocumentados y las víctimas de crímenes."

"Know Your Rights" Video Release from Estudiantes Sin Fronteras

"Estudiantes Sin Fronteras, (Students Without Borders), a Schurz student organization, recently released an updated version of their "Know Your Rights" video to educate immigrants and community members on how to exercise their rights when confronted with a variety of immigration-enforcement scenarios."

Nueve escuelas públicas de Chicago se declaran santuario para inmigrantes

"Miembros de la Asociación de Vecindarios de Logan Square (LSNA) junto a funcionarios públicos electos, directores y padres de estudiantes se dieron cita afuera de la primaria Frederick Funston para anunciar en días recientes que nueve escuelas "

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