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Since opening our doors in 1998, our local office has invested $131 million in those neighborhoods, further leveraging an additional $254 million in investment. Our work has resulted in the creation of 2,574 units of affordable housing, 355,000 square feet of commercial space, and the renovation of 9 recreational fields for youth.
LISC is ramping up its national economic development work with the launch of a new small business lender called immito. “Nothing catalyzes opportunity in a community like new businesses launching and expanding,” said Maurice A. Jones, LISC president and CEO. immito is expected to do $100 million in annual lending and will spark entrpreneurship and growth in communities across the country, especially those where demand for capital access is high.
In 1998 – the very year that the Buffalo local office opened – LISC teamed up with the NFL Foundation to launch a program called Grassroots Grants. The idea was to create a partnership that would help neighborhood-based groups create or revitalize local football fields in low-income communities, improving access to safe, quality recreational spaces for youth and families.
PUSH Buffalo celebrated the unveiling of their largest community development project to date on as they cut the ribbon on the formerly vacant School 77, now repurposed into a community hub that is home to 30 units of affordable housing for seniors, a community center, recreational gym, offices for local non-profits, and a new home for the Ujima Theatre.