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Our work to build stronger, more sustainable communities is guided by a larger vision of community development. Since 1990, we have invested more than $200 million in Detroit's neighborhoods to create good places to live, do business, and play. The key to our success has been our expanded vision of community development.
The projects we invest in are creating jobs, making communities safer, providing new educational opportunities, and helping families enter the economic mainstream of American life. They are creating new hope in neighborhoods where hope and opportunities have been in short supply for far too long.
LISC Housing Director Celia Smoot is often on the road, advising local governments, local housing authorities and nonprofit developers about how to use affordable housing financing tools. Find out how Smoot has helped LISC Detroit along with LISC Denver and LISC Philadelphia and their local city governments on creating and implementing affordable housing strategies
Stiers is plugged into community service. “Maybe that A in LAB should also stand for advocate rather than advise,” observes Stiers. Find out more about Mark Stiers and his plans for Detroit LISC as the Board Chair of the Detroit LISC Local Advisory Board.
Tahirih Ziegler was recently a featured guest on Stateside with Lester Graham. Listen to Tahirih discuss the ongoing efforts to preserve existing affordable housing options in Detroit as parts of the city continue to develop at a rapid rate.
Inclusion and equitable growth can often be just buzz words thrown around, but not for LISC. They are the latest strategies for revitalizing communities and building sustainable neighborhoods throughout the city of Detroit.
Native Detroiters Ayanas and Jerome Woodard have been married for 18 years, but have known each other their entire lives.