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In 1995, the Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC), a community development support organization working in metropolitan areas across the country, launched Rural LISC, a national program created to expand LISC's reach beyond urban areas to include rural communities. Today, Rural LISC partners with 86 rural community-based organizations, including five financial intermediaries, helping them identify challenges and opportunities, and delivering the most appropriate support to meet local needs. Together we are working to transform communities in more than 2,000 counties across 44 states.
Recognizing that rural communities' needs are not focused on agriculture alone, Rural LISC provides a wide range of services, including training, technical assistance, information and financial support, to help rural community developers address the problems rural communities face. We use our Comprehensive Community Development Strategy to support our Partners in expanding investment in housing and real estate, increasing family income and wealth, stimulating economic development, improving access to quality education, and growing healthy environments and lifestyles.
On August 24, 2017, I was cycling through what has become a well-developed routine during my almost five years of working on disasters. With an eye on the latest projections for incoming Hurricane Harvey, I reached out to every contact I had in Texas and those who I knew would hit the ground the second Hurricane Harvey passed. We all knew this was the big one that we had escaped for years.
Cambrian Rise, an expansive new neighborhood and the Queen City's largest development in decades, is taking shape mostly out of the public eye.
Kingston-based developer RUPCO is holding a ribbon-cutting Tuesday to mark the renovation of 15 East End properties with 45 new affordable apartments in collaboration with the City of Newburgh’s Community Land Bank.