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Opening Doorways to Neighborhood Revitalization

UDCDA Looks Ahead to Supporting Small Business Owners in the New Year

Breaking Ground at Future Home of Affordable Housing for Vets

Second Annual Buffalo LISC Community Development Awards Celebrate Local Leaders

Press Release: From Blighted To Beautiful, Bailey Fights Blight Transforms East Side Streetscape One Building At A Time

Evergreen Lofts: Creating a Safe Space To Call Home

Buffalo LISC Releases 2015 Impact Report

LISC Names New CEO: Maurice Jones

Maurice Jones, who rose from a small-town tobacco farm to become a leader in government and business, was recently named as president and CEO of the Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC).

First Niagara Foundation Awards Neighborhood Revitalization Grant to Buffalo LISC

A Year to Remember: LISC Releases 2015 Annual Report

First Niagara Foundation Supports Building Sustainable Communities in Buffalo

We are pleased to announce that we have received a $25,000 grant from the First Niagara Foundation to support our Building Sustainable Communities Initiative this upcoming year.

Bills and LISC donate 200K to Rochester City School District

The Buffalo Bills and LISC will donate $200,000 to the Rochester City School District to provide a synthetic turf football field at the Franklin Campus

HELP USA Awarded Low Income Housing Credits

On May 12 Governor Andrew M. Cuomo announced more than $141 million in awards for affordable housing developments across the state. The low-interest loans, grants and tax credits will build or preserve 2,160 affordable apartments and are expected to leverage more than $469 million in grants, loans, and private resources.

21 Projects Receive Better Buffalo Fund Awards

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced the first recipients of funding through the Better Buffalo Fund, a $30 million Buffalo Billion initiative dedicated to projects that encourage density and growth along transportation corridors and revitalize neighborhood commercial districts. A total of $11,722,500 was awarded to 21 projects, including nine on the East Side, which will contribute to the renovation of more than 200 residential units and more than 50,000 sq.ft. of store front and commercial space.

Save the Date!

Announcing the First Annual Buffalo LISC Community Development Awards! The inaugural awards breakfast will be held on Thursday October 1, 2015.

Citizens Bank Foundation Supports BSC in Buffalo

We are pleased to announce that we have received a $20,000 grant from the Citizens Bank Foundation. The grant will support our Building Sustainable Communities Initiative this upcoming year.

M&T Bank Committed to Building Strong Communities in Buffalo

Buffalo LISC is the recipient of a $45,000 grant from M&T Bank. M&T is a significant partner in our work here in Buffalo, working alongside us to help build sustainable communities and create positive environments in our targeted neighborhoods.

Buffalo LISC Report to the Community is now available!

The Buffalo LISC Report to the Community highlights some of our community partnerships, as well as the work that we have accomplished throughout Buffalo in recent years.

First Niagara Bank supports Building Sustainable Communities in Buffalo

We are pleased to announce that we are a recipient of a $25,000 grant from the First Niagara Foundation. The grant will support LISC’s Building Sustainable Communities Initiative here in Buffalo.

Bills rookies inaugurate new turf field in Niagara

Buffalo Bills Rookies Teach Proper Tackling

BUFFALO BILLS TOYOTA ROOKIE CLUB AND LOCAL INITIATIVES SUPPORT CORPORATION UNVEIL NEW TURF AT NICOLETTI FIELD

Nicoletti Field updates funded through $200,000 grant from the Buffalo Bills through the NFL Foundation and the Local Initiatives Support Corporation

PUSH plan for West Side housing to include 46 new, renovated units

The John R. Oishei Foundation Supports Building Sustainable Communities in Buffalo

Buffalo LISC is pleased to receive a $375,000 grant from The John R. Oishei Foundation to support our Building Sustainable Communities initiative this upcoming year.

LISC adds support for PUSH After-School Efforts

The National LISC Education program recently provided a $25,000 grant to PUSH Buffalo to support after-school programming at the Grant Street Neighborhood Center.

Belmont Housing Resources for WNY Receives Unified Funding Award through NYHRC

Congratulations to Belmont Housing Resources for WNY, who has been named an award recipient for Bellamy Commons, a $7 million project with 29 residential units and a commercial space at 1490 Jefferson Avenue.

Thank You Bank of America!

Buffalo LISC is pleased to be the recipient of a three year, $60,000 grant from Bank of America. The grant is part of larger, nation-wide pledge that will support LISC’s Building Sustainable Communities Initiative in twenty local sites.

Thank You Western New York Foundation!

Buffalo LISC is thrilled to receive a grant for $25,000 from the Western New York Foundation to be used towards our Building Sustainable Communities Initiative this upcoming year.

MAP Awarded $300,000 from The Junior League of Buffalo & Buffalo News

Buffalo LISC partner, The Massachusetts Avenue Project (MAP) has been named as recipients of the 2013 Junior League/Buffalo News Decorators’ Show House Funds. The award, totaling $300,000 will be used towards MAP’s new Community Food Training & Resource Center.

PUSH breaks ground on MASH Project

Earlier this month, People United for Sustainable Housing (PUSH) broke ground on its latest housing development project, Massachusetts Avenue Sustainable Homes (MASH). The project involves the development of five high quality affordable rental apartments within PUSH’s Green Development Zone (GDZ) on the West Side of Buffalo.

MASH: New Housing Project on the Horizon for PUSH

PUSH Buffalo Awarded $25k to conduct Financial Opportunities Center Feasibility Study on Buffalo’s West Side

PUSH (People United for Sustainable Housing) has been awarded a LISC Section IV FY11 Financial Opportunities Center grant of $25,000 to conduct a FOC feasibility study on the West Side of Buffalo. As our West Side convening agency, PUSH Buffalo will use the funding to collaborate with additional community partners and evaluate the potential success of the project.

Buffalo Promise Neighborhood Elects Community Council Leaders

The Buffalo Promise Neighborhood Community Council recently elected new council leadership to help spearhead the engagement and collaboration of the local community and continue to make strides towards fulfilling the “promise.”

Open Buffalo awarded Open Society Grant of $1.9 Million

A collaboration of organizations in Buffalo was selected by the Open Society Foundations to be part of a new initiative to advance justice, equity, and democratic practice in local communities.

Elmwood Village Association featured through the Center for Community Progress

The Elmwood Village Association is featured as a case study in the newly released “Placemaking in Legacy Cities: Opportunities and Good Practices” from the Center for Community Progress.

Soros foundation grants $1.9 million to four Buffalo non-profits

Thank you M&T Charitable Foundation!

Buffalo LISC is pleased to receive $45,000 from the M&T Charitable Foundation to go towards our Building Sustainable Communities initiative this upcoming year. The grant is part of a 3-year pledge from the Foundation, totaling $135,000.

True Bethel Townhomes Completed

Request for Proposals - NFL Grassroots Program

Buffalo LISC to receive $25,000 grant from the Citizens Bank Foundation

Thank you First Niagara Foundation!

Buffalo LISC receives HUD Section 4 award of $218,000

Erie County land bank awarded $2 million by state, increasing coffers 20-fold, The Buffalo News

Four-story mural celebrates Grant Street area residents

Buffalo Promise Neighborhood aims to break the cycle of poverty via The Buffalo News

Learning Center for pre-schoolers opens on Buffalo’s East Side: Buffalo Promise Neighborhood plans to give young children a foundation to build upon, The Buffalo News

Brown, Bills alumni mark opening of new athletic field, The Buffalo News

Bills help open new community turf field in South Buffalo, The Buffalo Bills

Mulroy Park Improvements Nearly Complete, Buffalo Rising

An Urban-Suburban Compromise to Revitalize a Buffalo Neighborhood, LISC National

PUSH’s most ambitious project yet is transforming the West Side, The Buffalo News

Kathleen Kinan creates new life on Grant Street, Buffalo Rising

Larkin District wins EPA award for smart growth, The Buffalo News

Plan to transform neighborhood gets boost from new grant, The Buffalo News

Promise Abounds for Buffalo Neighborhood Project, The Buffalo News

PUSH Buffalo opens apartments that began as Victorian houses via The Buffalo News

Buffalo Postal, The Huffington Post

LISC Supports Larkin District Revitalization

HomeFront Renewing 19th Street

Leaders from HomeFront, Inc. and Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC) were joined by Representative Brian Higgins, Assembly Member Sean Ryan and Council Member David Rivera to mark completion of their latest vacant home rehab project with the presentation of keys to 19th Street’s newest homeowner.

Land Bank for Buffalo and Erie County Approved

National LISC 2011 Annual Report

Housing Projects slated to get federal aid, The Buffalo News

Grant St. benefits from $500,000 gift, The Buffalo News

PUSH presents development plan via The Buffalo News

HomeFront Inc. Transforming City Neighborhoods With Vacant Home Rehab Projects, Buffalo Rising

People United for Sustainable Housing (PUSH) Buffalo, Continues to Ramp Up its Redevelopment Efforts on the West Side

Groundwork Buffalo Wraps Up Inaugural Season with its Green Team

Buffalo LISC gets challenge grant

West Side Stories Old Neighborhoods Are Seeing Signs of New Life

West Side Makes Progress Homeowners and Community Groups Are Making Leading a Stunning Turnaround

South Buffalo's Mulroy Park Receives Grant for Improvements

The Buffalo Legacy Project, Inc., focused on designing a modern community athletic and recreation facility for Buffalo residents, will receive a $200,000 grant from the NFL Grassroots program for the construction of a multi-purpose athletic field in South Buffalo.

Buffalo LISC Partners Featured in CVB Video "Buffalo: This Place Matters"

National LISC 2010 Annual Report Released

HomeFront Inc. “Block by Block” Update

Partner News: River Network and Groundwork USA Reclaiming America's Urban Rivers