Read this report from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s Office of Policy Development and Research on gentrification in urban areas.
Archived LISC webinar recording from 02/23/17: The creation of Opportunity Zones (OZ) was included in the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, the recently passed tax reform overhaul law. Opportunity Zones are an innovative approach to spurring long-term private sector investments in low-income urban and rural communities nationwide. LISC Policy, New Markets Support Company and Economic Innovation Group discuss how you can advocate for this resource in the areas of your state that your organization serves.
A reflective report on LISC creative placemaking projects in four cities shows how community development intertwined with arts and culture can uplift neighborhoods, and bring excitement, income, pride and inspiration to the people involved.
A case study of the East Bay Center for the Performing Arts, in a Richmond, CA building refurbished with LISC investment, uncovers multifaceted returns for the surrounding community: young people are reaping the benefits of arts instruction imbued with the values of mutual respect and social justice. And the renovated center, coupled with expanded cultural programming and public improvements nearby, has laid the groundwork for commercial renewal along an adjacent corridor.
A new report from LISC’s Creative Placemaking team looks at how our investments in artists, art-related businesses and cultural organizations have fueled economic development in surrounding communities. An investigation into six programs, in places ranging from rural Louisiana to New Haven, Connecticut, reveal that arts and culture can form a critical strand in a comprehensive economic strategy and strengthen the social fabric and dynamism of a community at the same time.