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Community Engagement and Planning

See the links below for examples of our Community Engagement and Planning work:

  • The Rockaways Community Planning + Engagement Final Report: Following Hurricane Sandy, LISC NYC launched the Rockaway Re-Visioning and Resiliency initiative, a partnership between Ocean Bay CDCAsian Americans for Equality (AAFE), LISC NYC and Hester Street Collaborative to engage the residents of the Rockaways in a long-term community revitalization effort. Through a community visioning workshop in November 2014, residents laid out their vision for a more resilient and economically revitalized Rockaways.
  • The Future of Fulton: The report is the result of a comprehensive community engagement effort by the Osborne Association, LISC NYC, and planning consultant Project Urbanista to elicit the community’s ideas for transforming a former correctional facility in the Bronx into the Fulton Economic Development and Community Reentry Center. The product of an eight month community engagement process, the report recommends the co-location of services, training and employment opportunities in the Fulton Reentry Center to support the needs of citizens returning to the Bronx after a period of incarceration, while becoming an economic engine in the community. Read the Community Conversation Toolkit!
  • Mott Haven Choice Neighborhoods: Choice Neighborhoods is an initiative under the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to transform public housing and surrounding neighborhoods into stronger, sustainable neighborhoods by focusing on: rehabilitating and expanding affordable housing, improving education and health, increasing public safety, economic development and access to job opportunities and developing healthier environments and parks. HUD awarded a planning grant to the New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA) to develop a Transformation Plan for the South Bronx neighborhood of Mott Haven, with a focus on the public housing development of Betances Houses. NYCHA partnered with LISC NYC to coordinate a community-driven planning process with residents, community organizations, government agencies, and local businesses.