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Planned and Delivered: Long March to Zapata Apts.

“The most impressive thing,” said Susana Vasquez, LISC Chicago’s executive director, “is that they (Bickerdike and LSNA) strategically set out to strengthen both the Armitage corridor and their stock of affordable housing. They stuck to their plan, no matter what, and they made it happen.”

"Que Viva"

Lissette Castaneda, a housing leader at LSNA, recalled Zapata’s origins in the NCP planning process and singled out staff and volunteers who went the extra mile to get it done.

“We have worked hard,” Castaneda said, and must continue to work hard “for the next 61 families” who need affordable housing. In that struggle, she said “we can look back to this shining light, so we will never have to doubt our power—the power of justice—ever again.”

Sweet Home Chicago Ordinance For Affordable Housing Faces City Hall Opposition

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Zapata Zapped? Agencies Fight Back from LISC RE:NEW Magazine

It’s a joint effort that reflects the best thinking of NCP’s two high-achieving Northwest Side community groups.

It’s comprehensive—seeking to provide green and affordable housing, create jobs, enliven a tired arterial street and stabilize enrollment at nearby schools. It even had, once upon a time, the enthusiastic support of City Hall.

26th Ward New Homes-Homeownership Opportunity

Bickerdike Redevelopment Corporation, a 40 year-old not-for-profit community development corporation serving the communities of West Town , Logan Square , Humboldt Park , and Hermosa is proud to…