LISC and Urban Institute explore the intersection of creative placemaking and safety

A new report from LISC and Urban Institute shows how arts and culture can make neighborhoods safer places to live.

The Empty House Next Door: Understanding and Reducing Vacancy and Hypervacancy in the United States

This report from the Lincoln Land Institute lays the groundwork for exploring the issue of vacancy by defining what is meant by a “vacant” property, what constitutes a “healthy” vacancy rate, how vacant properties are measured, and why properties become vacant and abandoned.

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Community Schools Playbook

In a 2017 report, the National Education Policy Center and Learning Policy Institute synthesized findings from 143 research studies and found that community schools can be an effective model to provide equitable, high-quality educational opportunities.

State of the Sector Survey Shows Need for Nonprofit Capacity Building

The Nonprofit Finance Fund’s newest State of the Sector Survey shows that issues with capacity-building resonate across the nonprofit sector. The 2018 survey collects responses from more than 3,400 nonprofit leaders across the country and serves as a useful snapshot of the sector at this moment in time. 

LISC Phoenix’s "Impact 2008-2018" report details interventions and impact in three Arizona cities over a 10-year period

LISC Phoenix has spent 10 years investing in five commercial corridors in Mesa, Tempe and Phoenix, Arizona. This report “Impact 2008-2018” examines the effects of these investments and the specific interventions used in each.