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Mayor's Affordable Housing Plan Hits Roadblock When Housing Advocates Cry Foul

"LSNA, the Spanish Coalition for Housing, the Center of Changing Lives and LUCHA banded together during former Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s administration and formed Here To Stay, a nonprofit land trust that aims to start acquiring neighborhood homes, doing basic rehab and selling the properties at reduced prices to residents who..."


Mural of Butterfly Symbolizes Journey of Immigrants

“The monarch makes an amazing journey from Mexico north to U.S. and Canada and back to Mexico, which takes four generations. It is the great-grandchildren that make it back to Michoacán, Mexico, to wait for warmer weather up north and then start the whole cycle once again. Many of us who live in this country forget that we are the grandchildren or great grandchildren of people who made a long journey to come here many generations ago. For many Latin-Americans, especially from Mexico, the monarch is a symbol of a long journey that they themselves took, often under difficult circumstances.”

Put an eligible house into the Chicago land trust to lower its taxes and preserve affordability

"Many alders were upset that community organizations were left out of the discussion in designing the ordinance. Several mentioned Logan Square Neighborhood Association, in particular — based on what some of the alders said, it seemed that LSNA devised the same or similar idea, but was not included in developing or administering this ordinance."

Chicago Families Take on Gentrification and Housing

"Logan Square Neighborhood Association (LSNA) community leaders stand with U.S. Rep. Jesús “Chuy” García, who represents Chicago residents, to demand 100 affordable homes for city families in the Logan Square area. LSNA members and families are asking that the housing be close to transit stops. Photo courtesy of LSNA"

Trolley Tour Highlights Chicago’s Housing Woes On The Northwest Side

Affordable housing advocates from LUCHA, Spanish Coalition for Housing, Center for Changing Lives, Northwest Side Housing Center, Bickerdike Redevelopment Corporation and Logan Square Neighborhood Association organized the Tuesday trolley trip.

Organizers wanted to...

As Logan Square & Humboldt Park Property Taxes Skyrocket, Both Longtime And New Residents Consider Moving

"We lost our neighborhood school, the streets are riddled with potholes and there's gunshots. What are we paying for?" one resident said.