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January 9, 2013

First Low-Income Senior Housing in Chicago Neighborhood Breaks Ground

Erika Schnitzer, Associate Editor for Multi-Housing News Online Published: April 1, 2009 Chicago—McShane Construction Co., based in Rosemont, Ill., recently broke ground on Casa Maravilla, a 73-unit green affordable senior housing community under development by The Resurrection Project, a Chicago-based non-profit affordable housing developer. Located in Chicago’s growing Pilsen neighborhood, the five-story, $20 million apartment building is the first low-income housing for seniors in this community. It is located on the same block as Casa Morelos, a seven-story, 45-unit affordable building that is being developed and constructed by the same project team.
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January 9, 2013

Senator Dick Durbin Visits Pilsen

by Alex Morales Published: April 27, 2009 On Saturday April 27, Senator Dick Durbin visited Pilsen to learn more about the local issues and how the community is working together to improve its quality of life. Community Leaders from Resurrection Project, Pilsen Neighbors Community Council, and Alivio Medical Center, along with students from Benito Juarez Community Academy, effectively presented their concerns to the Senator on issues such as education, safety, affordable housing and immigration. Local concerns were voiced as well as local successes evidenced in the work done in Pilsen through the Pilsen Planning Committee and thanks to the support of the Local Initiatives Support Corporation’s New Communities Program, who arranged the Senator’s visit to our community. Later that day Senator Durbin joined Alderman Solis and the Pilsen Community for the Dia De Los Niños Parade.
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January 9, 2013

Pilsen is a Digital Excellence Demonstration Community

By Alex Morales and Jaime Guzman Published: March 23, 2009 The Resurrection Project in…
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January 8, 2013

The High Price of Homeownership: TRP highlighted in Chicago Journal…

Published: October 18, 2007 THE HIGH PRICE OF HOMEOWNERSHIP By: Kimbriell Kelly and Alden K. Loury September 18, 2007 Thaida Booker saw the red brick home in West Englewood and just had to have it. “‘I don’t care what the inside looks like,’” she told her husband Ed Booker as they parked outside the West 64th Street ranch waiting for their realtor to show up. Inside, there was a Jacuzzi tub, a double vanity and a basement big enough to put in a pool table. At $96,000, it was a home they could afford, particularly since Thaida was the only one earning a paycheck. Ed, now 59, had been left permanently disabled after working 18 years for the railroad. They put in an offer and purchased the home in 2001 with a loan carrying a 6.2 percent interest rate. A couple years later Thaida was diagnosed with cervical cancer. The couple refinanced their mortgage for a slightly higher interest rate – 6.8 percent—so they could access some of their equity to pay off their unexpected medical bills. They thought the new rate was fixed. But it wasn’t.
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January 8, 2013

Resurrection Basketball League in the Chicago Journal

Published: September 28, 2007 Breaking Barriers: Pilsen Basketball League Fights Crime Creatively By HAYLEY GRAHAM June 20, 2007 Pilsen's youth basketball league is traveling to take back their crime-ridden neighborhood block by block. Last week the Summer Youth Basketball League held the first game of its 8th season on 18th Street between May and Carpenter. The league will play at different blocks every Friday evening from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. throughout the summer. Alvaro Obregon, one of the founders of the Pilsen basketball league, said the goal of the league is to break down neighborhood barriers by bringing together people from different territories and to take back streets from gangs.
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