Community organizations in Logan Square and Hermosa are trying something new to counter gentrification

It doesn’t have to be inevitable that long-time Logan Square & Hermosa residents will get priced out of living in their neighborhoods.

The Bloomingdale Trail
The Here To Stay Community Land Trust's first affordable home is near "the 606," or Bloomingdale Trail. Victor Grigas/Creative Commons
The Bloomingdale Trail
The Here To Stay Community Land Trust's first affordable home is near "the 606," or Bloomingdale Trail. Victor Grigas/Creative Commons

Community organizations in Logan Square and Hermosa are trying something new to counter gentrification

It doesn’t have to be inevitable that long-time Logan Square & Hermosa residents will get priced out of living in their neighborhoods.

Community land trusts are a model used across the country to create access to affordable housing, counter displacement and build generational wealth.

Reset checks in with people working on the Here To Stay Community Land Trust in Logan Square and Hermosa about how this model works.

GUESTS: Lissette Castañeda, executive director LUCHA: Advancing Housing As a Human Right

Kristin Horne, program director at Here To Stay Community Land Trust

Jennie Fronczak, director at Chicago Community Land Trust