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NeighborhoodsNOW is LISC's approach to comprehensive neighborhood revitalization. In May of 2016, five of these neighborhoods shared their new 2016-2018 Quality of Life Plans in front of stakeholders from city governments, foundations, neighborhood groups and investors.
2015 was another exciting year for LISC in Kansas City. With the introduction of our 2015-2017 Strategic Plan, we launched several key initiatives to “equip struggling communities with the capital, strategy and know-how to become places where people thrive.” We could not be more proud of the relationships that have been strengthened and the bridges forged between sectors, neighborhoods, and cultures.
What does it take to sell a home for more than it costs to construct? Two factors, in particular, seem to hinder our ability to reach the tipping point for a healthy housing market in the urban core: Volume and Appraisals. Join community partners to learn what the data shows us, and share your ideas for how to improve the home appraisals in Kansas City. Please join the Urban Developers Exchange August 22nd
Learn about how to get involved with the 110 Day strategy for Catalytic investment in three priorty areas. Please make plans to attend the KC-CUR Public Open House Meeting on July 21 from 4:30pm to 6:30pm at the East Patrol Community Room. A formal presentation will take place at 5:30pm.
Financial Coaching Training and Certification brought to you by United Way of Greater Kansas City, Greater Kansas City LISC, the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City and the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation. In collaboration, these four organizations have conducted interviews with local stakeholders and financial capability practitioners, reviewed financial coaching curricula from across the country and reviewed best-practice research on emerging trends to help low-and-moderate income families achieve their financial goals and increase economic mobility in our region.
Getting access to capital is essential for a real estate project. We understand how tough it can be to find someone who says "yes" to a visionary project in an under-served area. LISC's loan products are designed to meet your development's distinct needs at all stages, including acquisition, predevelopment, and construction. We also offer mini-permanent loans and bridge financing.
“The Ivanhoe Gateway at 39th Street not only stabilizes a key intersection in Ivanhoe, but also helps to meet the growing demand for affordable senior housing,” says Ina Anderson, Senior Program Officer at LISC. “This project is very important to the neighborhood and symbolizes the renaissance that is underway there.”
It takes more than good intentions to launch real estate projects in low-income neighborhoods—it also takes capital. But financing for the early stages of projects in these neighborhoods is rarely available, and, as a result, many worthwhile developments never get off the ground.
The Tamale Kitchen, Gripp says, is about more than selling tamales and creating jobs for the women. “My hope is that this is a pathway to self-sufficiency that helps these women develop confidence in their skills and exposes them to new communities of people as it provides them with a living wage.”
We are pleased to announce that the LISC board of directors unanimously voted to select Maurice Jones as the new president and CEO of LISC. On September 6, he will replace Michael Rubinger, who is stepping down after 17 years.
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