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Welcome to Michigan LISC!

Michigan LISC  is working with CDC's and other closely aligned Neighborhood Intermediaries to identify and evaluate different approaches to organizing their work in community development. The overall goal of this effort provides participants with both the tools and the insights into how to make critical choices regarding how, when and why an organization would want to work collaboratively with others to design, manage or implement a comprehensive community development strategy.

Fall eNewsletter

September 2016 - Learn about how we are working with community partners to implement a federal community safety grant, increase access to healthy foods, and work with low income families to improve their financial opportunities.

A New Study Shows LISC’s Financial Opportunity Centers Surpass Other Programs

An independent study has found that Financial Opportunity Center clients, who access a range of services, have more success meeting their financial goals than people in programs offering employment assistance alone. Their gains include landing and keeping a job, growing credit and increasing annual earnings. The research findings will help LISC refine and propel its financial stability work on behalf of low-income Americans.

Request for Proposals - Pay For Success (PFS) Projects

LISC is seeking Request for Proposals for a first round of funding to support transaction structuring activities of Pay for Success (PFS) projects within the United States. We will award approximately $300,000 to $635,000 in transaction structuring services for a 12-18 month period to qualified applicants.LISC will host an application webinar on October 4, 2016 to provide an introduction and overview of the application process, timeline and available resources.

Flint Staff Update

September 1, 2016 - Please join Michigan LISC in welcoming Cheryl McHallam, new Senior Program Officer in the Flint office. Cheryl’s experience includes over 15 years of real estate development and market research. She has worked with both the non-profit and for-profit sector as well as Federal, State and Local governments to produce affordable housing throughout the State of Michigan. Cheryl’s real state accomplishments include 300 senior and family units financed with Local Income Housing Tax Credits. Cheryl also has extensive knowledge in grant writing, government grant compliance and financial management. Cheryl can be reached at 810-233-4299 / cmchallam@lisc.org Sincerely, Chuck Vliek, PVP

It’s Time to Raise the Bar for Community Development

Let’s ask ourselves: what could the 43 million Americans living in poverty accomplish if they had a plausible path to the middle class? How much more competitive would our country be if we unleashed the full economic potential of every neighborhood and community. During my first few weeks as LISC CEO, I have had the privilege of seeing my team working with organizations and individuals across the country in pursuit of these goals. From Philadelphia to Richmond; from Chicago to Peoria ... big cities, small cities, rural communities, north and south.

LISC Institute for Comprehensive Community Development

About the Institute The LISC Institute for Comprehensive Community Development is designed to share knowledge and resources with LISC staff, local agencies in the LISC network and others who are working in the field of comprehensive community development. The Institute website, trainings, webinars and peer-to-peer support are tools that help practitioners and their partners successfully implement comprehensive community initiatives.

Request for Proposals - Pay For Success (PFS) Projects

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