In The News

Date Published: 12/11/2014

Author(s): Christopher Walker, LISC Research and Assessment

Do investments in poor neighborhoods really make a difference? In a new study by LISC, the answer is yes. The report shows that in neighborhoods where LISC invested heavily, jobs and incomes each grew 9 percent more than in similar communities with little or no investment. Michael Rubinger, president & CEO of LISC, says this shows that LISC’s approach to comprehensive community development improves the quality of life for low-income families in a significant way. “This is a real indicator that we are moving in the right direction.”