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Detroit LISC provides capital, technical expertise, training, and information to develop local leadership in creating affordable housing, spurring economic development, and supporting safe neighborhoods. Our goal is help neighbors build communities of choice where families and individuals can live, do business, have access to quality educational opportunities, and play. Since 1990, Detroit LISC has invested over $182.8M and leveraged over $800M in Detroit.

Join us for the 2015 Detroit Community Development Awards!

Wednesday, October 28, 2015 - Cobo Center

Tickets and tables are now available for purchase

For more information, check out the Detroit Community Development Awards page.

Hosted by Detroit LISC, Community Development Advocates of Detroit and Michigan Community Resources

Introducing the 2015 Detroit Community Development Awards People's Choice Award!

2015 Detroit People's Choice AwardUp to 7 Detroit community groups have a chance to win $1,000 each through the inaugural People's Choice Awards! Nominations are being accepted September 15-30; voting for finalists will occur October 1-15. For more information and to apply to be a nominee, click here!

Deadline to Apply: September 30, 11:59 pm

Finalists Announced: October 1

Community Voting: October 1 - October 15

Winners Announced: October 16

Fall Training Opportunities for Detroit Nonprofits

Fall Training Opportunities for Detroit Nonprofits

Detroit LISC is excited to help bring two valuable training opportunities for nonprofits to Detroit in the Fall of 2015 to help organizations build capacity and strenghten their real estate development skills.

Request for Proposals - SIF Bridges to Career Opportunities Program

Social Innovation Fund LogoLISC, with funding from the Social Innovation Fund, would like to announce the opening of a grant competition for its Bridges to Career Opportunities (BCO) program.  LISC will use a competitive process to select and fund nonprofit organizations that can effectively operate contextualized “bridge” programming, and connections to skills training for low-income unemployed and underemployed neighborhood residents, in which individuals are supported by career coaches and financial coaches through the process. 

Deadline to Apply: Proposals will be accepted electronically until Friday, October 23, 2015 at 4:00 pm. Please submit proposals, with all attachments as a singled scanned file, by electronic mail to Jacqueline Burau, Senior Program Officer, at jburau@lisc.orgLate submission will not be reviewed.

For more information, please download the Request for Proposals (RFP) here.

Detroit 0% Interest Home Repair Loan Program

0% Interest Home Repair Loan ProgramLISC is proud to partner with the City of Detroit and Bank of America to offer the 0% Interest Home Repair Loan Program to Detroit residents.  For more information on the program and eligiblity, please visit


Click for more information on the partnership between the City of Detroit, LISC, and Bank of America


For questions regarding the status of your intake application, please call (313) 265-2894.

2015-2016 AmericCorps Service Opportunties

AmeriCorps Opportunities

Looking for experience working within the Detroit community to improve the quality of life for residents? Check out the postings for the 2015-16 AmeriCorps service year!

The Summer 2015 Detroit LISC newsletter is here!

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Detroit LISC Announces $5M School Redevelopment Fund

Partnership with DPS: Adaptive Uses of School Buildings

Detroit LISC is helping Detroit Public Schools address its inventory of more than 80 surplus buildings and vacant lots with a $5 million loan fund for developers looking to repurpose properties into new anchors for high quality affordable housing, businesses and community spaces.

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2015 Detroit Community Development Awards

Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Tickets and Sponsorship information are now available!

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