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Detroit LISC’s Building Sustainable Communities work flows from two decades of investments and strategic partnerships that have helped community-based organizations transform distressed neighborhoods. Detroit LISC is focusing its investments on five neighborhoods so they can become healthy places to live and grow. On the city’s East Side, for instance, LISC has worked in collaboration with the Northeast Guidance Center (NEGC) to bring new jobs, healthy living environments, and brighter futures to the area’s low-income residents. NEGC provides mental health services, counseling and recovery services to some 6,000 adults and children. With funding from LISC, it completed The Conner Campus in 2009, where it offers workforce training and helps clients strengthen their social skills. The Conner Campus is a LEED-certified facility and part of LISC’s holistic view of healthy neighborhoods that improve quality of life.

Cumulative Statistics

  • $144,485,591
    in total investments
    (LISC and affiliates)
  • 3,160 affordable homes and apartments
  • 1,414,569 square feet of retail and community space
  • $594,669,754 leveraged

2009 Statistics

  • $3,005,450
    in total investments
    (LISC and affiliates)
  • 42 affordable homes and apartments
  • 91,240 square feet of retail and community space
  • $29,396,633 leveraged


Private Sector Support

  • American International Group, Inc.
  • Bank of America
  • The Annie E. Casey Foundation
  • Charter One Bank
  • Citizens Bank
  • Comerica Bank
  • Corporate Facts, Inc.
  • DTE Energy Foundation
  • Fannie Mae
  • Fifth Third Bank
  • Ford Foundation
  • Foundation to Promote Open Society
  • GMAC Financial Services
  • The Home Depot Foundation
  • Hudson-Webber Foundation
  • JPMorgan Chase
  • W.K. Kellogg Foundation
  • KeyBank
  • John S. and James L. Knight Foundation
  • The Kresge Foundation
  • Living Cities
  • MASCO Corporation Foundation
  • McGregor Fund
  • State Farm
  • Wayne State University College of Urban Affairs

Public Sector Support

  • Corporation for National and Community Service
  • Michigan State Housing Development Authority
  • U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development
  • U.S. Small Business Administration