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Two community organizations in Los Angeles will receive grants totaling $85,000 to help transform vacant lots into sports, recreation and play spaces. The awards, announced today, are part of ESPN’s RePlay initiative, a collaboration with Under Armour and Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC), one of the nation’s leading community development finance institutions.
On September 8th, experience the excitement of driving a range of Electric Vehicles (EVs), learn about rebate programs, EV federal and state incentives, and get to enjoy EV displays, vendors, and food. The event will be held at George’s 50’s Diner in Long Beach from 9 AM to 2 PM.
Meet a model turned tea connoisseur expanding his business with the help of our Kiva loan match program.
LA LISC is among the 13 Community Development Financial Institutions (CDFI) across the country selected by Wells Fargo to receive a total of $12.1 million in lending capital and grants under the Wells Fargo Works for Small Business: Diverse Community Capital (DCC) program. This program will enable the cohort of CDFIs to increase lending, provide technical assistance and materials, and mentor diverse small business owners.
Thanks to a grant from CIT Bank, we are now accepting applications for the California Statewide Affordable Housing Development Training Institute Fundamentals (HDTI). Approximately 40-45 participants will be selected by Los Angeles, the Bay Area, and San Diego LISC offices to participate in this yearlong comprehensive training in affordable housing development within a community development context.
“With the demand for sustainable housing increasing, Southern California needs a strong pipeline of talent committed to solving our affordable housing crisis,” said Steve Solk, president of Consumer Banking. “CIT is pleased to support the effort to educate and mobilize the future leaders of our community to tackle this challenge.”
The Local Initiatives Support Corporation is one of the largest organizations in the country supporting projects to revitalize low-income communities. This comprehensive approach includes more affordable housing, better schools, safer streets, growing businesses and programs improving financial stability.
LA LISC brings together key local partners, community leaders, and decision-makers to take on pressing challenges, incubate innovative solutions, and develop smarter public policies. Our organization leverages its extensive toolkit of loans, grants, equity investments, and local expertise to enact meaningful change for Los Angeles' moderate - and low-income communities of color.