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Since 1991 Rhode Island LISC has invested more than $277 million to help build strong neighborhoods and healthy communities across Rhode Island.
When the factories closed, Woonsocket, Rhode Island could easily have followed the declining spiral of other small manufacturing cities in New England, with shuttered storefronts on Main Street and once-grand townhomes abandoned. Read More
As investors and small businesses began to pay attention to the city of Woonsocket, RI, some were discouraged by the vacant properties along Main Street. Read More
Community Development Corporations (CDCs) typically tackle the basic building blocks of neighborhood life: refurbishing affordable housing, developing community spaces, supporting small businesses. Read More
Rhode Island LISC’s Neighborhood Development Fund (NDF) was established to strengthen the internal operations of community development corporations (CDCs) and build the capacity of the local community development industry through capacity building grants, one-on-one TA and training. Since its inception the Fund has awarded over 3.1 million dollars in grants. This year LISC through the Neighborhood Development Fund awarded $460,000 in capacity building grants to nine organizations that are building affordable housing and engaging in community development throughout the state. Church Community Housing Corporation
Over the past 20 years the program has helped Rhode Island’s community development industry grow into one of the strongest in the nation. This program pools funds from various sources including Rhode Island Housing, the Rhode Island Foundation and the United Way of Rhode Island along with the US Department of Housing and Urban Development.
The following organizations were selected for awards:
Church Community Housing Corporation
Community Works Rhode Island
House of Hope
NeighborWorks Blackstone River Valley
Olneyville Housing Corporation
Omni Development Corporation
Pawtucket Citizens Development Corporation
West Elmwood Housing Development Corporation
By Lesley Lambert, August 26, 2013
“Getting to ride a bike every day!” was the almost unanimous response from Bike Camp participants when asked, “What was your favorite part about camp?” Read More
By Patricia Daddona, August 23, 2013
Sixty children participated ride this summer in the Red Shed Bike Shop’s first Bike Camp.
Each participant received their own bicycle from the bike shop, a lock for the bike and a helmet to keep. Funding from Rhode Island Local Initiative Support Corporation & Citizens Bank Growing Communities Grant, the Providence Department of Recreation and the R.I. Department of Health enabled most of the children to participate on scholarships – many riding a bike for the first time. Read More
|LISC had a terrific last year. We invested more than $900 million in urban and rural communities around the country. As a result, many thousands of people now go home to beautiful apartments that are affordable; shop at retail stores that are close by; have found jobs; send their kids to good schools, and play on new fields and park space. Thank you to all of our partners, donors and friends for making 2012 a great year. Click to learn more.|
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