Pilsen Alliance Hiring Part-Time Community Organizer

July 16, 2018

Posted: July 16, 2018 Pilsen Alliance Community  Organizer Summary Pilsen Alliance is a grassroots community organization with 20 years of advocacy work in the Pilsen community and across the Chicagoland area. This community organizing position does not require formal training but it does require some organizing experience and passion for social justice advocacy work. The […]

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 […]