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Summary: Greater Cincinnati & Northern Kentucky LISC (PDF)

The impact of LISCs Building Sustainable Communities strategy intentionally goes beyond the bricks and mortar of physical development. It stimulates Quality-of-Life improvements that are both broad and deep. Consider Cincinnati and the Avondale neighborhood, which is a LISC sustainable community program neighborhood in an initiativeĀ called Place Matters. Avondale was once known primarily for its crime and blight. But, today, it is experiencing an awakening. With funding from LISC, revitalization efforts along Burnet Avenue are putting people back to work and providing families with safe, affordable housing and retail opportunities that havenā€™t existed in the area for more than 50 years. The result: overall crime in Avondale has fallen by 10 percent (serious crimes involving firearms have decreased by 40 percent); retail and small businesses are returning; and developers are breaking ground on new housing. The gains made are mutually reinforcing, creating an environment for additional economic and social progress.

Cumulative Statistics

  • $32,910,821
    in total investments
    (LISC and affiliates)
  • 1,622 affordable homes and apartments
  • 217,119 square feet of retail and community space
  • $150,519,793 leveraged

2009 Statistics

  • $1,207,000
    in total investments
    (LISC and affiliates)
  • 266 affordable homes and apartments
  • 57,779 square feet of retail and community space
  • $143,671,444 leveraged


Private Sector Support

  • The Greater Cincinnati Foundation
  • The Home Depot Foundation
  • JPMorgan Chase
  • NFL Youth Football Fund
  • The P&G Fund of The Greater Cincinnati Foundation
  • PNC Foundation
  • United Way of Greater Cincinnati
  • Western & Southern Financial Fund

Public Sector Support

  • Corporation for National and Community Service
  • U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development