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Duluth LISC

Summary: Duluth LISC (PDF)

In Duluth, LISC’s Building Sustainable Communities strategy is at the heart of At Home in Duluth, a collaborative to transform five neighborhoods into good places to live, work, do business and raise families. The ongoing development in Clyde Park, for instance, is bringing businesses, jobs and recreational opportunities to the Lincoln Park community with support from LISC. This adaptive reuse of a former ironworks manufacturing facility will house a restaurant, an entertainment facility, and other retail. It is already home to a sports training center called the Duluth Heritage Sports Center and the Boys & Girls Club. In West Duluth (and in all five neighborhoods), LISC’s Community Safety Initiative is working with police officers and residents to increase community involvement and deter crime. Service-learning projects involve students in various beautification projects and also include a truancy prevention program. As with all of LISC’s comprehensive community development work, the gains in one area support progress in others, together raising the standard of living for low-income residents, neighborhood businesses and the entire community.

Cumulative Statistics

  • $67,961,439
    in total investments
    (LISC and affiliates)
  • 742 affordable homes and apartments
  • 437,186 square feet of retail and community space
  • $140,109,927 leveraged

2009 Statistics

  • $9,713,696
    in total investments
    (LISC and affiliates)
  • 10 affordable homes and apartments
  • 39,502 square feet of retail and community space
  • $10,794,841 leveraged


Private Sector Support

  • American Indian Community Housing Organization
  • Apter Family Fund
  • Arrowhead Economic Opportunity Agency
  • Kathy Bartsias
  • Benedictine Sisters
  • Kathryn Bergen
  • Scott R. Bradt
  • Sharra Brown
  • Bush Foundation
  • The College of St. Scholastica
  • Community Action Duluth
  • Dr. Keith M. Dixon
  • George M. Downs
  • DSGW
  • Duluth News Tribune
  • Duluth Superior Area Community Foundation
  • Duluth Transit Authority
  • Fit City Duluth
  • Ron & Cherie Franzen
  • Debbie Freedman & Dr. Peter Wodrich
  • Fryberger, Buchanan, Smith & Fredrick, P.A
  • Jean Gornick
  • Lisa Haberman
  • Hanft Fride, A Professional Association
  • Peggy Hanson
  • Robert Hewitt
  • The Home Depot Foundation
  • Human Development Center
  • Joe Johnson III
  • Mr. & Mrs. Shane Johnson
  • Johnson Controls
  • Lloyd K. Johnson Foundation
  • Mr. & Mrs. Durbin Keeney
  • John S. and James L. Knight Foundation
  • Pam Kramer & Grey Doffin
  • Martin Lepak
  • LHB, Inc.
  • Maurices
  • The McKnight Foundation
  • Members Cooperative Credit Union
  • Angela Miller & Stephen O'Neil
  • Minnesota Assistance Council for Veterans
  • Minnesota Council of Nonprofits
  • Minnesota Power Foundation
  • Minnesota Public Interest Research Group
  • Dan Moore
  • National Bank of Commerce
  • North East Entrepreneur Fund
  • North Shore Bank of Commerce
  • Northland Foundation
  • Northwest Area Foundation
  • Robert Odman
  • Steve O'Neil Volunteer Committee
  • The Ordean Foundation
  • Robert & Linda Powless
  • Mike & Jackie Qualio
  • Paula & Mark Reed
  • Residential Services of NE MN, Inc.
  • SOAR Career Solutions
  • St. Luke's
  • St. Mary's Medical Center
  • State Farm
  • Nancy Stubenvoll
  • Superior Business Improvement District
  • Kenneth R. Talle
  • United Way of Greater Duluth
  • U.S. Bank
  • Mary C. Van Evera
  • Scott Vesterstein
  • Wagner Zaun Architecture
  • Wells Fargo
  • Western National Bank
  • A. H. Zeppa Family Foundation

Public Sector Support

  • City of Duluth
  • Corporation for National and Community Service
  • Housing and Redevelopment Authority of Duluth
  • Saint Louis Board of Commerce
  • U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development