Pilsen Alliance addresses housing, bicycle path

July 9, 2018

  By Patrick Butler Careful development of the plan-ned El Paseo bike path and existing community garden and their relation to the overall preservation of what is left of affordable housing were among the concerns voiced at a recent Pilsen Alliance meeting. Preserving a family friendly, working class haven took center stage at the two-and-a-half-hour […]

Preserving Pilsen: The Future of Green space and Affordable housing

June 1, 2018

Dear Pilsen neighbor, I hope this letter finds you well. As you are undoubtedly aware, regardless if you are a tenant or a landlord, a new or long-term resident, housing costs in Chicago have skyrocketed in Pilsen and across the city. Housing costs have been increasing unabated for nearly a decade. During this same time period, approximately ten thousand Pilsen residents […]

Voters elect to repeal ban on rent control in Chicago

April 27, 2018

By Patrick Butler Members of the Pilsen Alliance and other community groups fighting to lift the ban on rent controls in Chicago celebrated long into the night at Simone’s Bar and Grill, 960 W. 18th St., on March 20. Their months of efforts to put an advisory referendum on the March 20 ballot calling for […]

Rent Control Wins Big on Election Day

March 22, 2018

Chicago Declares Overwhelming Support for Rent Control Rent Control Referendum to “Lift the Ban” secures 75% support across 10 wards With votes tallied, the “Lift the Ban” referendum reveals that Chicago voters overwhelmingly support lifting the statewide ban on rent control, a major first step in the process of securing protections for renters to keep […]

Pilsen Community Town Hall on Rent Control & Property Taxes

February 13, 2018

Pilsen has seen many dramatic changes in last couple years, from mass evictions of working families and immigrants, to the closing of local small businesses, community spaces and housing shelters, we are at a defining moment in the future of the community. Now more than ever, we need your help and participation to make Pilsen […]