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In connection with our Two Shades of Green program, LISC NYC collaborated with New York City government agencies and Enterprise Community Partners to create the IPNA for guidance on health-focused upgrades for affordable housing.
Following Hurricane Sandy, LISC NYC launched the Rockaway Re-Visioning and Resiliency initiative, a partnership between Ocean Bay CDC, Asian Americans for Equality (AAFE), LISC NYC and Hester Street Collaborative to engage the residents of the Rockaways in a long-term community revitalization effort.
The result of a community engagement effort by Osborne Association, LISC NYC, and planning consultant Project Urbanista, the report recommends the co-location of services, training and employment opportunities in the Fulton Reentry Center to support the needs of citizens returning to the Bronx after a period of incarceration, while becoming an economic engine in the community.
MDRC’s Change Capital Fund (CCF) outlines the new CCF initiative. A collaboration of 17 funders, the CCF initiative is providing five community organizations -- St. Nicks Alliance, Fifth Avenue Committee, Cypress Hills Local Development Corporation, Community Solutions/Brownsville Partnership, and New Settlement Apartments – with a $1 million contribution to make organizational capacity investments that will help them expand economic opportunity in underserved neighborhoods.
U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) awarded a planning grant to the New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA) to develop a Transformation Plan for the South Bronx neighborhood of Mott Haven, with a focus on the public housing development of Betances Houses. NYCHA partnered with LISC NYC to coordinate a community-driven planning process with residents, community organizations, government agencies, and local businesses.
LISC NYC hosted a series of panels in 2015 to address critical questions facing New York City’s community development corporation partners. The three-day panel featured policy experts on housing and economic development, former LISC NYC executive directors, and today’s leaders of community development corporations.