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Neighborhood Economic Development in City Heights: Request for Proposals

LISC San Diego is requesting proposals for projects that will strengthen the neighborhood economy and create jobs in City Heights. LISC is seeking proposals for two primary project types: (1) business attraction and promotion projects along University Avenue and El Cajon Boulevard, two of the principal commercial corridors in City Heights and (2) technical assistance for microenterprises and small businesses located in City Heights.

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JP Morgan Chase is LISC's Featured Donor of the Month!

This year, JP Morgan Chase has awarded LISC a $1 million grant to help thousands of low-income people increase savings, improve credit, and build assets by strengthening the capcaity of nine of LISC's Financial Opportunity Centers.

Building Sustainable Communities with Financial Opportunity Centers (FOCs) - Impact & Results

To understand the value and impact of our Financial Opportunity Centers (FOCs), LISC National recently conducted a nation-wide study on the outcomes of 40,000 low-income clients seeking assistance at LISC-supported FOCs. The published research, called "Integrated Services and Improved Financial Outcomes for Low-Income Households," yielded significant results, indicating just how valuable it is for FOCs to take on a multi-faceted approach with income and wealth building when it comes to assisting our clients with career and personal financial services.

To read about the study, please click on the link below.

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Greater Logan Heights' Sobreruedas Neighborhood Market is back!

In partnership with LISC San Diego, Greater Logan Heights Community Partnership (GLHCP) is proud to announce the return of the Sobreruedas Neighborhood Market, a community based project that provides budding entrepreneurs the opportunity to sell their products without incurring too much overhead. In partnership with BAME CDC and CASAS de Vecinos Organizados, LISC San Diego is able to provide support for the market with funding from the City of San Diego CDBG program. Come see the great products and food every Sunday in Greater Logan Heights from March 15 - May 31!

LISC Lends to Build Sustainable Communities

Continued Commitment to Fund Projets Featuring Sustainability Initiatives

Since the Green Planning Grant Program's inauguration in 2013, LISC has provided green grants to 13 projects in conjunction with another $10 million in LISC financing. LISC's participation in early-stage predevelopment, acquisition and construction financing enables us to provide additional green support at key points in a project's life cycle to generate substantial long-term health, environmental and financial benefits - a true triple bottom line.

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LISC & JPMorgan Chase Grants Drive Innovative Affordable Housing in San Diego

LISC is helping expand the amount of good rental housing available to low-income families with grants to two of San Diego’s top nonprofits working to revitalize troubled communities. City Heights Community Development Corporation (CDC) and Community HousingWorks will split $100,000 in early action funding, having been selected through a competitive process that considered the long-term implications of affordable housing proposals. The grants are unique because they both help get construction and rehab efforts off the ground for particular projects and fund development models that can be replicated by others working to address the city’s growing housing needs. Read more.

Innovative New Funding Lifts Low-Income Families, Attracts Businesses to Disadvantaged San Diego Neighborhoods

A new national funding program is lifting the prospects of some of San Diego’s toughest neighborhoods with new businesses and jobs, better affordable housing and help for families who need to stabilize their financial outlook.

A $3.75 million grant from the Bank of America Charitable Foundation to the Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC) will help low-income people transform their struggling cities and rural communities into places that thrive.

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With Citi Support, LISC to Provide Affordable Housing Training

The Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC), Citi and the Citi Foundation are pleased to announce LISC’s 2014 California Housing Development Training Institute (HDTI) program. Offered in response to California’s affordable housing shortage, the 2014 HDTI will build upon the existing technical capacity and expertise of 38 nonprofit agencies that directly advance the construction or preservation of affordable housing stock in their communities.

LISC Wins $1.48MM in AmeriCorps Funding to Fuel Economic Mobility in Low-Income Neighborhoods

AmeriCorps made headlines last week when it announced $205 million in grants to hundreds of sponsoring organizations, including LISC. But describing the dollars alone doesn't quite capture the remarkable impact the program is having on communities all across the country. LISC AmeriCorps members help nonprofits develop affordable housing, reduce crime and run employment and financial counseling programs that lift the prospects of low-income families. Our 2014 funding means 160 new members will help improve the quality of life in disadvantaged neighborhoods--most coming from the very communities where they will work.

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LISC | Featured Funder State Farm - Small

LISC San Diego is proud to have State Farm as our featured funder.

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