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Since its inception 10 years ago, Greater Kansas City LISC has been a key partner and sponsor of the Kansas Housing Conference. On August 27th, prior to introducing the event’s keynote speaker, Benson “Buzz” Roberts, President and CEO at National Association of Affordable Housing Lenders, I had the honor to share with the audience of over 400 practitioners my opinion of the value of ‘cool’ housing development and public-private partnerships.
Thanks to a partnership involving the Housing Authority of Kansas City, the City of Kansas City, Brinshore Development, and Greater Kansas City LISC, Kansas City is the recipient of a major grant from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).
Thanks to a partnership involving the Housing Authority of Kansas City, the City of Kansas City, United Way of Greater Kansas City, Brinshore Development and Greater Kansas City LISC, Kansas City is one step closer to receiving a major grant from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).
On Saturday, July 18, more than 100 volunteers braved morning rainstorms to fight blight and cut crime by cleaning up trash and overgrown brush at vacant properties near 27th Street and Prospect Avenue.
The .POP! Shop (pronounced dot-pop-shop), an art gallery and gift shop featuring locally made ceramics, textiles, prints and jewelry, opened earlier this year as a result of LISC and Downtown Shareholders’ ongoing efforts to support economic development in Downtown Kansas City, Kansas.
“Learning to read better has been my favorite part of the summer because it makes me feel like a smarter, older kid,” says Cherish Redmond, a Kansas City second-grader.
People involved in the work of community development often speak of making an impact in the communities they serve. But what does that mean in practice? What does impact really look like in a community?
A new partnership between Greater Kansas City LISC and Kiva Zip is set to give emerging entrepreneurs in Kansas City access to 0% interest small business loans of up to $5,000.
An insidious relationship between poverty, access to healthy food and poor health is eating away at America’s low-income communities. It’s happening across the country, and is present every day in economically challenged neighborhoods across Massachusetts.
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