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6.21.2019 -

Creative Financing to Create Affordability

For nearly a decade, a corner lot along University Avenue in St. Paul sat empty. Over the years, developers had shown interest in the site—it was right off the freeway, near the University of Minnesota and on the border of Minneapolis and St. Paul—but nothing materialized. The anticipation of the light rail reignited ...

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4.24.2019 -

The Power of Partnerships

From the unprecedented $1.5 billion we invested last year in people and communities across the country, to our burgeoning collaborations with sectors ranging from tech and healthcare to sports and local government, the LISC 2018 Annual Report is chock full of good news, good numbers, and good ideas. These resources and strategies propel us ...

2.15.2019 -

Big Ideas from Block X Block

Community development is about creating places where people can live, work, and thrive. It’s about building safe and affordable housing, using art and culture to bring people together, and making sure people have access to economic opportunities that contribute to a better tomorrow. Transforming our neighborhoods block by block takes risk and a willingness ...