Chicago–La Casa Student Housing is a ground breaking project funded by The Resurrection Project in Pilsen. Its main goal is to provide affordable student housing for families that otherwise would not be able to afford it.
Besides dorm rooms, the building includes recreational and educational resources as well as staff that is well trained in academic and career resources.
LaCasa Student Housing is the first of its kind, and according to Maria Burcio, head of the project, “the project has received an overwhelming response, people from different places like New York are calling us and asking us for advise.”
Since its opening in August, La Casa has received a great welcoming from the community and has set the tone for what’s to come for Pilsen.
Video and Story by Juan Latapi