The Land Use Colonia Housing Action (LUCHA) is a partnership of organizations and residents to build resident capacity, change land use and development policy, and build relationships with colonia residents and local authorities. Through a multi-staged process, LUCHA seeks to inform colonia leaders, provide opportunities for engaged conversations with local and regional experts, and identify a policy agenda that supports key issues for colonia residents.

The LUCHA Library is a collection of community education resources that provides Rio Grande Valley residents with easy to understand technical information around key community issues.  Developed with the members of LUPE and ARISE, the LUCHA Library is designed to support community organizing efforts in the region by empowering residents with information.