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Greater Peoria LISC, founded in 2012, has been committed to strengthening neighborhoods with targeted and comprehensive investment in Greater Peoria and throughout Central Illinois. LISC provides the invesetment capital, strategy, and expertise to local partners to get this done.
Greater Peoria LISC is in search for a Financial Opportunity Center (FOC) partner to service the Peoria community. The FOC host organization is expected to be a dynamic forward thinking organization committed to increasing economic empowerment in distressed and under-resourced communities in the Peoria Area. LISC is requesting interested organizations to submit an Expression of Interest by February 1, 2019, by 5:00 pm.
Residents still reeling from the foreclosure crisis are finally seeing progress take root in Peoria, as new houses and apartments replace abandoned properties, and economic development moves forward. The latest signpost in this effort is in the East Bluff, where residents, nonprofits and public officials are celebrating the first in a series of newly constructed and rehabbed homes that target low-to-moderate-income buyers.
Karen Davis, who has worked bringing affordable housing, businesses and jobs to Central Illinois for more than two decades, has been named the next director of LISC's Peoria office. “She understands the fundamental challenges that families face—from building the skills they need to take advantage of good jobs to gaining access to better schools, healthy housing and vibrant retail areas,” says Maurice Jones, CEO of LISC. “We’re excited to have her join the LISC family.”
Angela Bolden, Program Officer for Greater Peoria LISC, will speak at the League of Women Voters of Greater Peoria General Meeting on their work to build sustainable neighborhoods.