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Buffalo LISC

Summary: Buffalo LISC (PDF)

LISC is helping reinvigorate three Buffalo neighborhoods through its Building Sustainable Communities program. On 19th Street, for instance, six long-standing vacant eyesores are being renovated into affordable, single-family homes. Local housing advocates also garnered the attention of ABCs Extreme Makeover Home Edition. The team worked with the LISC-supported lead agency, PUSH, and rebuilt a home that was featured on the show. That success inspired more than 100 additional improvement projects, from homes to community gardens. LISC-supported neighborhood projects, two new football fields and a charter school are adding to the vitality of Buffalo and the well being of its residents.

Cumulative Statistics

  • $78,583,620
    in total investments
    (LISC and affiliates)
  • 793 affordable homes and apartments
  • 176,209 square feet of retail and community space
  • $132,458,113 leveraged

2009 Statistics

  • $10,309,327
    in total investments
    (LISC and affiliates)
  • 94 affordable homes and apartments
  • $14,167,314 leveraged


Private Sector Support

  • The Baird Foundation
  • BlueCross BlueShield of Western New York
  • Lauren E. Breen & Desmond Hughes
  • Citizens Bank
  • Community Foundation for Greater Buffalo
  • Danis J. & Scott W. Gehl
  • HSBC Bank USA, N.A.
  • The Integrated Realty & Development Corporation
  • JPMorgan Chase
  • Key Foundation
  • The M&T Charitable Foundation
  • NFL Youth Football Fund
  • The John R. Oishei Foundation
  • People United for Sustainable Housing
  • Preservation League of New York State
  • Simple Gifts Fund
  • Taurus Capital Partners LLC
  • The Western New York Foundation
  • Zemsky Family Foundation

Public Sector Support

  • U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development
  • U.S. Department of the Interior, National Park Service