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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.
Only by reckoning with the past are we able to create a society that honors the dignity and wellbeing of all Americans. In recognition of Women’s History Month, we shine a spotlight on three LISC sites where our work is led by women and supports women in the communities we serve—and aims to build a future where everyone can thrive and prosper.
In an article for Next City, LISC’s Morgan Harper and Sara Feierstein dig into how “community ownership” acts as a stabilizing force for neighborhoods and has become an integral part of mitigating displacement. The authors look at strategies ranging from business cooperatives to CDCs pooling their resources, and underscore the findings of LISC’s latest research report about the role community land trusts play in promoting community resilience. Included in the research is Buffalo's F.B. Community Land Trust and their leaders' efforts to organize the community and take ownership of one of its most valuable sources of wealth — land.
This week, Buffalo LISC staff joined our partners at the Massachusetts Avenue Project, NYS Lt. Gov. Kathy Hochul, New York State Homes and Community Renewal, Empire State Development, and many local representatives to celebrate the opening of the new Farmhouse & Community Food Training Center.