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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.
Our 2017 Annual Report is here! We zeroed in on the year’s essential investments that propelled remarkable progress in connecting Americans with opportunity. Read on to learn how LISC has fostered the wellbeing of our neighbors and nurtured growth and cohesion in communities across the country.
Like many urban waterfronts, the bank of the Detroit River east of downtown has long needed attention. As a historically industrial area, much of it now designated as brownfields, the neighborhood nevertheless commands dramatic views of the Milliken State Park and the riverfront: the kind of place that is ripe for development and community enjoyment.
Detroit LISC announced that it will double its investment in the city’s neighborhoods over the next three years to finance affordable homes, businesses and living-wage jobs. An article in Crain’s lays out the details of the plan, which is expected to leverage another $225 million in development, and expand investment into 10 new neighborhoods.
We've announced a bold new community investment strategy that includes $75 million to finance thousands of affordable homes, businesses and jobs in underserved Detroit neighborhoods.