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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...”