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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.
Anita Stafford, 53, never dreamt that she would have the chance to become a homeowner. Up until the deed was given over to her at a Detroit Land Bank event, Anita made certain to keep her hopes in check. But the moment the home officially became hers, a wellspring of exuberance rose from deep within and flushed her entire being.
The LISC AmeriCorps program seeks to provide our local, community-based partners the opportunity to implement projects which they could not otherwise. We are currently accepting applications for host sites for the 2018-2019 service year, which are due July 25, 2018 at 5:00PM.
The Community Economic Development Association of Michigan (CEDAM), partner of Detroit LISC recently wrote a blog highlighting two Detroit LISC programs- the Detroit 0% Interest Home Repair Loans program and the LISC AmeriCorps program.
The Corner is a $30 million mixed- use building at Michigan and Trumbull, former home to Tiger Stadium. It will have 111 apartment units and 26,000 square feet of ground-floor commercial space. 20% of the residential units will be affordable for those making 80% or less of the area’s median income. The development is adjacent to the Detroit PAL headquarters, another Detroit LISC investment.
In May 2017, looking to find employment with a local union and forge a more stable life for his family, Gregory joined the Bridges to Career Opportunities (BCO) program at SER Metro-Detroit, an employment and social services agency in LISC’s nationwide network of Financial Opportunity Centers.