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.
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
Why walk on the trail? We want to symbolize the need for affordable housing and neighborhood schools in our community. The trail is a lovely park but without a plan it is leading to a huge amount of gentrification in our community.
“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
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Just as Mary and Joseph were turned away, this plan would turn away low-income and working class families from Chicago’s North Side. In effect, the plan would use public funds to further segregate Chicago.
In the past, many of you and/or your churches have been involved in actions to preserve public housing at Lathrop Homes. Some of you have marched in Las Posadas at Lathrop Homes. Others have met with elected officials asking them to oppose CHA’s plans for Lathrop. And many have stood up for the Keep the Promise Ordinance that would hold the CHA accountable to their mission.
The next meeting of the LSEA will take place on Tuesday, August 25, at 6:30 pm. St. Luke’s (2701 N. Francisco) offered to host the meeting. Once again, everyone is encouraged to bring food to share.
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.
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