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The mission of LUCHA is to provide decent, affordable housing, housing services and education. Welcome to LUCHA's page.
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LUCHA was founded in 1982 by residents of Humboldt Park, West Town and Logan Square to combat displacement and preserve affordable housing in the community. Since its founding, LUCHA has helped more than 68,000 low-to-moderate income families rent decent and affordable housing, obtain Section 8 rental assistance, purchase goo
d homes, improve dilapidated buildings, make emergency repairs, make their home more accessible or more energy efficient, and beautify their neighborhoods. LUCHA is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization
The mission of LUCHA is to provide decent and affordable housing, housing services and education to low and moderate income Latinos and other residents. LUCHA fosters community stability in neighborhoods lacking adequate housing due to discrimination on the basis of race, national origin, religion, familial status, and disability. This is done by empowering residents through education and participation, promoting affordable housing development and home ownership, rehabilitating and managing housing, providing organizing leadership and advocating for resources. LUCHA is a housing counseling agency certified by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and the City of Chicago.
If buying a home is your resolution, come learn how to with us for free!
LUCHA kicks off the new year with some bittersweet news but overall we are so proud to have our very own Executive Director, Lissette Castaneda appointed as our new City’s Commissioner for the Chicago Department of Housing. Mayor Brandon Johnson named Lissette Castañeda as commissioner of the department. We know that her dedication to our community, advocacy and affordable housing will reach and expand affordable housing in the city of Chicago. Thank you Lissette for your leadership, your support and the culture you brought to LUCHA.
White elephant party with LUCHA team💙
Thank you all for being part of our community! Wishing you a joyful and warm holiday season from our tenants and team. thank you for your holiday gifts and ongoing support♥️
Today we joined Chicago Cares and volunteers for a Holiday community event. We prepped lunches, care kits and gifts for our unsheltered neighbors in Humboldt Park. Thank you and team for such an impactful 2023. Thank you for supporting our tenants and helping us give back to our community. We look forward to all our future events.
Are you interested in advancing housing as a human right? LUCHA is seeking committed and skilled Board Members. If you would like to learn more about this organization and projects, please email Maria Galarza at [email protected]. Candidates should have an interest in affordable Housing and Advocacy.
Don’t miss out on our upcoming in person new homebuyer workshops! We look forward to 2024 and meeting with you all at our HPR location.
Start the year off right! Join us in our first-time homebuyer webinars to kick off your homebuying process. The courses are free and are led by our HUD-certified housing counselors. #2024
Exciting news! LUCHA has been selected as one of the host organization for the IHC (Illinois Housing Council) 2024 Emerging Leaders Internship Program. We will be one of the Host Companies and we’re excited to help grow diversity in the community development field. 🎉
Please share and help us find our next team member 📣
Please help us find our new team member. Share or apply for this role!
Today we kicked off our last in person workshop of the year 2023 🎉 Thank you to all of our partners that joined and supported us this year. We appreciate you and look forward for all the upcoming 2024 events.
Meet Guillermina Leon, our HUD certified Housing Counselor and housing expert. You can learn from her all about becoming a first time homebuyer and the journey of maintaining and sustaining a home. LUCHA offers free Housing Counseling workshops, webinars, and one on one counseling. Thanks to your support 💙On , partner with us as we work to empower new homeowners, their families, and communities 🏡
It’s that time of year again, when we are called to count our blessings, and you are certainly one of them! Our community is the reason we thrive. Thank you so much for supporting us time and time again. We wish you and yours a very Happy Thanksgiving from our team! 🦃
Your gift to LUCHA this Giving Tuesday supports individuals like Melany who has been able to return to the community she was raised in and reconnect with her roots. She has also taken the lead in tenant meetings to help support her neighbors along the way. Within a couple of months she is already a leader within her community by advocating for the future LUCHA’s projects. The impact of her work is immeasurable, and we're so grateful for her advocacy.
“I was super amazed that God heard the cry of a trans woman like me. I wanted to stay living in the best city in the world CHICAGO. I just couldn't afford a decent place to live. I was born here, and I lived most of my last 20 years here. I was very excited when I received a call from LUCHA’s management for an opportunity to live at one of their units. Before this call it was a true struggle to live at a safe and affordable place where I could rest and not worry. Having a warm decent apartment for the first time in 20 years helps me have a better life and sleep better!”
Your donation to LUCHA’s programs directly supports the growth and impact of our services. Your generosity goes beyond financial support; it marks an investment in lifelong commitment to affordable housing.
This past weekend LUCHA joined our community partners at the Health & Housing Expo at the McCormick YMCA. While this event was going on our housing team hosted their monthly First time home buyer workshop. Thank you all that joined us! 🫂
On November 9th, LUCHA, Full Circle Communities, Design Bridge and the 26th Ward hosted a Community Zoning Meeting for a proposed 40-unit affordable housing development at 3305 W Division Street. Community members learned about the proposed design, unit mix and project timeline.
Join our community zoning meeting this Thursday November 9th at 6pm 📆
Very exciting LUCHA news! we have updated our website🎉Visit us at www.lucha.org
Our fall celebration with LUCHA’s tenants at our Humboldt Park Residence👻
Perfect day for a site visit at Encuentro Square 🚧 from our Commissioner Anthony Quezada thank you for joining us as we watch this project and dream comes true.
Spooky season is here and our tenants at LUCHA are getting ready for Halloween by carving and painting pumpkins. 👻
Join us for a workshop to learn about the Cook County Assessor's Office and homeowner exemptions.Learn the basics of the property tax system.Find out which exemptions automatically renew.Learn how to check which exemptions were applied to your home last year. Participate in live Q&A.
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