Founding Organizations

Center for Changing Lives logo

Center for Changing Lives

CCL is a HUD-approved housing counseling agency and a Financial Opportunity Center. CCL’s work includes financial coaching, employment coaching, and training with skill enhancement opportunities, along with housing and homeowner counseling. CCL has served more than 1,170 households over the last three years. CCL will leverage its financial and employment coaching to cultivate a pipeline of ready homebuyers, in addition to conducting outreach about the initiative and educating and mobilizing the community around inclusionary housing policy to sustainably fund the initiative.

Palenque LSNA

Liberating Spaces through Neighborhood Action

Founded in 1962, as the Logan Square Neighborhood Association, in 2022, we became Palenque LSNA. We are a multi-issue community organization serving 6,500 residents across the Logan Square, Hermosa, and Avondale neighborhoods. Forty-five community institutions including schools, churches, block clubs, and housing/social service agencies are members of Palenque LSNA. Palenque LSNA is a catalyst for Black, Brown, Indigenous, and Immigrant communities and allies to take care of one another and take strategic action for systemic change and a just, resilient, and joyful future  Palenque LSNA has been the lead organization for two community planning processes since 2003. The most recent quality of life plan, published in October 2018, put forth the solution of the Community Land Trust to help fight rapid gentrification and displacement in the area.  

LUCHA Advancing Housing as a Human Right logo


Founded in 1982, LUCHA (Latin United Community Housing Association) is both a U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD)-approved housing counseling agency as well as a Community Housing Development Organization (CHDO). LUCHA has built and currently manages 198 units of affordable rental housing across four developments spanning Humboldt Park, Logan Square, and West Town. LUCHA serves over 8,000 low-income clients per year through programs and services across four main modes:

Spanish Coalition for Housing

In 1966, Spanish Coalition for Housing (SC4H) began as a collaboration that sought to address issues facing the Latinx community. SC4H has served over 3,500 households through its Homeowners/Home Buyers Program and has secured homeownership for over 450 families representing over $73 million in community investment through homeownership. SC4H was the 2018 Illinois Housing Counseling Agency of the Year.

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