On Thursday, May 17, 2018, LISC CEO and president Maurice A. Jones testified before the Joint Economic Committee of Congress, urging its members to implement Opportunity Zones in ways that will truly benefit Americans in under invested communities. The policy can spur billions in private investment in the country’s most distressed census tracts and play a major role in closing the opportunity gap, he said. But we need federal tax incentives and other strategies to help the program succeed.
In partnership with the Lincoln Institute of Land Policy, Greater Ohio Policy Center released an online toolkit with resources for practitioners working to revitalize smaller legacy cities.View Toolkit
Based on the American Community Survey (ACS), this report presents data on the affordable housing supply, housing cost burdens, and the demographics of severely impacted renters, and illustrates a chronic and severe shortage of affordable homes for the lowest income renters.View Report
This report from the Terner Center at Berkley explores why an increasing number of renters are choosing to live in single-family properties by presenting results from research surveys and in-depth interviews aimed at better understanding the factors that shape the single-family rental experience.View Report
Hear presenters, including LISC NYC's Sam Marks, explore creative places and businesses as part of comprehensive community development in this webinar, and how investment in the creative economy has the potential to stabilize threatened communities and benefit regions looking to attract and develop quality jobs.View Recording