LISC Project and Program Postcards

Below are simple postcards highlighting specific projects and programs supported by LISC across the country. They cover a range of physical redevelopment projects including affordable housing, retail and commercial space, playing fields, child care and schools. Others showcase topical areas such as community safety, health care and the arts.

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Asociación Puertorriqueños en Marcha, Philadelphia, Pa.

One of the most important factors to the success of a neighborhood is strong, committed, long-standing relationships. In the Eastern North section of Philadelphia, LISC and Asociación Puertorriqueños en Marcha (APM) have built a partnership that has lasted more than two decades. In that time, LISC has helped APM create almost 300 homes and apartments, as well as a homeownership program that counsels buyers on money management and the requirements of owning a home.

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Hawthorne EcoVillage, Minneapolis, Minn.

In the mid-1990’s, urban flight shifted a four-block area in the Hawthorne neighborhood – an area once filled with long-time homeowners – to a neighborhood of rentals owned by absentee landlords and streets succumbed by deadly gang violence. By 2005, blatant street-level drug deals, prostitution, vacant properties and gang activity left the area unrecognizable.

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Community Health and Social Services, Detroit, Mich.

Access to quality, affordable health care is a particular challenge for low-income residents. Last year Detroit LISC worked to close that gap by helping Community Health and Social Services (CHASS) open a $17 million state-of-the-art health care center and administrative facility in Southwest Detroit, an area where many residents are uninsured or on Medicaid.

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Larkin District “U” Building, Buffalo, N.Y.

LISC is helping revitalize a once-booming Buffalo manufacturing district and creating jobs in the process. LISC utilized $8.5 million of our New Market Tax Credit allocation to convert the “U” Building in the Larkin District from a vacant manufacturing facility into Class A headquarters space for First Niagara Bank, which also provided financing for the project. The project also created and preserved 350 jobs.

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Manton Avenue Community Garden, Providence, R.I.

The Manton Avenue Community Garden exemplifies Rhode Island LISC’s “Our Neighborhoods” strategy of bringing people together to build strong and healthy communities. Previously occupying a vacant lot that was slated for redevelopment, the garden was in need of a permanent location.

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LISC Supports the Performing Arts

What adds to the quality-of-life in a neighborhood? Certainly, safe affordable housing, safe streets, places to shop, and good schools and parks. As important, and sometimes overlooked, are places where citizens can show their creativity and where they can celebrate the neighborhood’s culture as well as a night out.

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Joshua Court, Brooklyn, N.Y.

Not long ago, 300 Putnam Avenue was not always a safe place for neighborhood residents. Abandoned by its owner and forced into foreclosure, the six-story building in the Bedford-Stuyvesant neighborhood of Brooklyn was commonly known for violence and rampant drug use.

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LISC Financial Opportunity Centers

It’s been a tough few years economically and it has been especially devastating to residents of fewer means. While affordable housing, quality schools, safe streets and thriving commercial corridors are important to a community’s revival, so too is a focus on the economic stability of residents who live there.

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Erna P. Harris Court, Berkeley, Calif.

Erna P. Harris Court has been an important part of the transformation of Berkeley’s University Avenue neighborhood. LISC partner, Resources for Community Development (RCD), has transformed the 1950’s era, dilapidated motel into an affordable community for low-income households.

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Youth Development & Recreation Program

Recreation facilities provide a safe place for children, youth and families to play, compete and lead healthy lives. These spaces also offer children and their families opportunities to connect with their neighbors and contribute to the overall physical and social well-being of the community at large.

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