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Detroit LISC provides capital, technical expertise and training to creating affordable housing, spur economic development, and support safe neighborhoods. Our goal is help neighbors build communities of choice where families and individuals can live, do business, have access to quality educational opportunities, and play. Since 1990, Detroit LISC has invested over $200M and leveraged over $896M in Detroit.

The 2016 Detroit Community Development Award Honorees

We are excited to announce the winners of the 2016 Detroit Community Development Awards and People’s Choice Award!

The winners of the 2016 Detroit Community Development Awards presented by Masco Corporation Foundation are:

CDC/Nonprofit Developer of the Year / Cody Rouge Community Action Alliance

Excellence in Real Estate Development / Town Partners

Distinction in Placemaking /  Glendale Gardens

Exemplary Neighborhood Leadership / Dr. Cheryl Moore

Distinguished Pro Bono Service Provider / The Attorneys of General Motors

Bridget Vance Award for Outstanding Safety Initiative / Detroit Public Safety Foundation

Champion for Financial Empowerment / Wayne Metro Community Action Agency

Community Strategy of the Year / Focus: HOPE, Keep it 100!

The winners of the 2016 People’s Choice Award presented by Huntington Bank are:

District 1 / Lupus Detroit

District 2 / Word Restoration Ministries

District 3 / Osborn Neighborhood Alliance

District 4 / MorningSide

District 5 / 360 Detroit

District 6 / United Community Housing Coalition

District 7 / In Memory of Community Garden

We hope you can join us in honoring the winners on October 18 - to purchase tickets and tables, click here!

2016-17 AmeriCorps Positions Available!

AmeriCorps LogoServing with AmeriCorps is a great way to gains experience in community development and build a network with other members and alumni. Members are eligible for an educational award to pay for school or pay down loans at the completion of their service as well as a cost of living stipend during their term (full-time members only).

Detroit LISC is thrilled to provide AmeriCorps opportunities to a variety of local organizations - check out the available positions here!

Since 1994, LISC has placed 2,500 AmeriCorps members in communities across the country.

LISC Announces a New CEO - Welcome Maurice Jones!

LISC welcomes Maurice Jones as the new president and CEO of LISC. Jones has been chosen to serve after Michel Rubinger steps down after 17 years as CEO on September 6, 2016. For more on the the annoucement, click here.

Detroit 0% Interest Home Repair Loan Program

0% Interest Home Repair Loan ProgramLISC is proud to partner with the City of Detroit and Bank of America to offer the 0% Interest Home Repair Loan Program to Detroit residents.  For more information on the program and eligiblity, please visit


Click for more information on the partnership between the City of Detroit, LISC, and Bank of America


For questions regarding the status of your intake application, please call (313) 265-2928.

Detroit LISC Announces $5M School Redevelopment Fund

Partnership with DPS: Adaptive Uses of School Buildings

Detroit LISC is helping Detroit Public Schools address its inventory of more than 80 surplus buildings and vacant lots with a $5 million loan fund for developers looking to repurpose properties into new anchors for high quality affordable housing, businesses and community spaces.

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