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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

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

Justice Offering for January 2015

In addition to serving just under 2,000 youth and families each year, the services we offer give back to the community at-large and foster a safe and respectful space for all individuals regardless of their background. What I respect most about LCN and our work is our philosophy of harm-reduction and housing first, where we meet individuals where they are at in their lives and know that stable housing is the first step in stabilizing one’s life.

Council Meeting on Dec 11, 2014

On Wednesday, Dec. 10 the council and members of the congregation met with Bryan Esenberg, Assistant Commissioner, Department of Planning and Development for the City of Chicago. With a potential future sale of St. Luke’s building in mind, Bryan delivered a presentation that helped us understand possible redevelopment and preservation strategies and possibilities for supporting