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community development, San Diego
On October 9th, LISC San Diego and the most influential leaders in community and economic development convened for LISC San Diego's first Innovations in Community Development Workshop.
Join us in supporting fellow community partner, BAME Renaissance CDC, and Greater Logan Heights local residents transform a vacant lot into a unique community garden and park! Funding and volunteers are welcome.
The federal Social Innovation Fund (SIF) has awarded LISC with a $11.3 million grant to build Bridges to Career Opportunities, a program that helps people lay the groundwork for earnings growth by addressing several fundamental challenges around basic literacy. Addressing the basic bath and reading skills aspect of educational gap, BCO is a broad work of LISC's Financial Opportunity Centers to help low-income families stabilize their financial outlook and build for the future.
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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.
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.
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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