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Making a City Yours: The Story of Milwaukee’s ACRE Program

7.22.2019 - - In 2004, Mark Eppli noticed a problem. The Marquette University professor became acutely aware of the critically low rates of people of color working in commercial real estate development in Milwaukee. Not one to walk away from a problem, he set off to find a solution with the help of Milwaukee’s co [...]

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What is LISC?

The Local Initiatives Support Corporation, known as LISC, is one of the country's largest organizations supporting projects to revitalize communities and bring greater economic opportunity to residents. We invest in affordable housing, better schools, safer streets, growing businesses and programs that connect people with financial opportunity. We provide the capital, strategy and know-how to local partners to get this done. Our work impacts the lives of millions of Americans in both rural areas and urban centers across the country. See our reach as a national nonprofit and see how we work.

Grants
$1 billion
Loans
$4.1 billion
Equity
$14.9 billion
Since 1979
$20 billion
total investment
leading to
$60.4 billion
in total development
Walking the Talk of Racial Equity

LISC Phoenix’s Dominic Braham is a 2019 PLACES fellow with the Funder’s Network for Smart Growth and Livable Communities (alongside LISC NYC's Grace Chung). When the fellowship brought him to Newark, NJ for a site visit, it sparked a realization: Braham saw that he had to think critically about pushing for racial equity from both an individual and an institutional perspective. In a blog for the Funder’s Network, he shares the toolbox he’s been assembling to challenge the status quo in community [...]

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