La Estancia

For over 46 years, we have been a member based, nonprofit community development corporation working for the redevelopment of communities on the northwest side of Chicago by and for the low and moderate-income people who live in these areas.

We enrich and protect the communities of West Town, Humboldt Park, Logan Square, Avondale and Hermosa through housing development and preservation, economic empowerment, and leadership development and organizing.

We are deeply dedicated to preserving the ethnic and cultural character of our neighborhoods, while improving the economic conditions of the community. We carry out our mission by:

  • Providing quality affordable housing
  • Struggling against gentrification and displacement
  • Promoting economic development by creating and preserving jobs
  • Advocating for additional resources
  • In all of our endeavors, we are committed to the principles of honesty, openness, democratic process, education, involvement and empowerment of community residents building self-worth, self-respect and pride.

    Become a Member!
    Local residents direct our neighborhood development work and govern our organization. Our membership is our broadest decision making body. Membership is open to any resident or organization from our target communities. We currently have over 800 individual and 40 organizational members.

    Current Members: Have you moved? Changed phone numbers?

    Please remember to update your Bickerdike membership file. Please visit the Bickerdike Membership Site. You may also call 773.278.5669 or email

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