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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.

LISC Wins $85 Million NMTC Allocation

The federal New Markets Tax Credit program has proven itself to be an effective way to drive much-needed investment capital and commercial development into distressed communities across the country. LISC will use a new $85 million allocation under the program to help attract and grow small businesses, revive blighted manufacturing sites, build new heath centers, develop grocery stores in food deserts, and launch new schools and child care centers in low-income areas.

CEO Maurice Jones Lays Out “Audacious Goals” for LISC

In a speech before hundreds of community development partners, philanthropic and corporate leaders and policymakers, LISC’s CEO Maurice Jones called for a focus on living-wage jobs to help improve the lives of low-income families. This is a time to forge more partnerships and ramp up expectations for our work and the communities we serve, he said.

Our veterans deserve a place to call home

In honor of Veterans Day, we are sharing the story of Gerald Hurt, a formerly homeless veteran who recently moved into a new supportive housing community in Danville, Illinois. Through the Bring them HOMES initiative, the National Equity Fund and LISC are working together to make sure every veteran has the home he or she needs. We invite you to pass this video on to your friends and colleagues, to commemorate the men and women who have served our country, and to remind others why a safe and stable home is imperative for all veterans.

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.

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.

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