Las Posadas 2016: Action for Public & Affordable Housing in Logan Square

Finally, in the 35th ward, we may find the promise of “room at the inn” – housing justice and development that prioritizes people over profit. With this action, LSEA celebrates the hope of “room at the inn,” even while we continue to demand full public/affordable housing justice.

Lathrop Action Continues…a note from Pastor Bruce Ray

Hi everyone, On Monday, I attended the Lathrop Leadership Team meeting, where the TIF process was on the agenda. However, before I get to the TIF, the Lathrop Local Advisory Council (LAC) has planned a protest at the CHA Board Meeting on June 21.  They will be protesting the elimination of 525 units of public

Public Action for Affordable Housing

Despite overwhelming community opposition to luxury developments at Lathrop Homes, the Milwaukee Twin Towers near the California Blue Line and increased public pressure for actual affordable housing in the First Ward and Chicago, Joe Moreno has consistently ignored the community’s demands. San Lucas UCC recently joined the efforts of SOMOS to make housing genuinely affordable and accessible in our community. We at San Lucas do not believe God sanctions gentrification because we walk with congregation members and neighbors experiencing displacement and its devastation on our families.

70 Acres in Chicago: Cabrini Green

“For 70 years, there stood a Chicago public housing community known as Cabrini Green. Home to thousands, misunderstood by millions, Cabrini Green once towered over Chicago’s most valuable neighborhoods. A looming reminder of inequality and poverty, Cabrini’s high-rises were demolished and an African-American community cleared to make room for another social experiment: mixed-income neighborhoods. Shot

POSADA! A Christmas Season Tradition in Logan Square in Support of Affordable Housing

Following up on an important public meeting about Lathrop Homes on December 10, on December 21 members of churches in the Logan Square area will join with neighbors from area community organizations such as Logan Square Neighborhood Association (LSNA) and Alliance of Local Service Organizations (ALSO)  to enjoy a traditional Christmas season Posada and raise

Justice for our Neighbors: Lathrop Homes

by Rachel Bickel On Tuesday, December 10 LSNA and partner organizations will be hosting a Public Accountability Assembly on the Lathrop Homes master plan at Armitage Baptist Church (2451 N. Kedzie Blvd). Several local officials will be on hand to answer questions directly related to their position on the future of Lathrop Homes. The event