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Publications and Reports

Here are publications, reports and research about LISC NYC's work. Click the images for links:

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 CDC, Asian 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!


 Change Capital Brief

 MDRC’s Change Capital Fund (CCF) outlines the new CCF initiative. A collaboration of 17 funders, the CCF initiative is providing five community organizations -- St. Nicks Alliance, Fifth Avenue Committee, Cypress Hills Local Development Corporation, Community Solutions/Brownsville Partnership, and New Settlement Apartments – with a $1 million contribution to make organizational capacity investments that will help them expand economic opportunity in underserved neighborhoods.


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.


Expert Panelists Consider Community Development’s Next Wave

LISC NYC hosted a series of panels in 2015 to address critical questions facing New York City’s community development corporation partners. The three-day panel featured policy experts on housing and economic developmentformer LISC NYC executive directors, and today’s leaders of community development corporations.