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Celebrating Success: The Unity Council and the Bay's Future Fund

Last month, The Unity Council became the proud owner of 1921 and 2022 36th Avenue—homes to 25 families who were at risk of being displaced from their rapidly gentrifying Fruitvale neighborhood. With financing from the City of Oakland and the LISC-managed Bay’s Future Fund (the investment arm of the Partnership for the Bay ...

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The Good Word on How Faith-based Groups Are Turning Land into Homes

An in depth feature on details how mission-based groups, especially churches, are skilling up to turn their under-used land into affordable housing and other facilities their communities desperately need. And LISC initiatives in San Antonio, New York and the Bay Area are leading the charge. “Churches really feel the impact of the displacement ...

Rooting Our Work in Equity: Reflections on the Resurrection of the Stuart Street Apartments

Recent news on the Bay’s Future Fund (BFF) was big: Facebook pledged to make a $150 million investment into the Fund, which is managed by LISC. While the Facebook investment will significantly impact LISC’s ability, along with our partners, to reach our goal of raising $500 million for the BFF–the largest fund ...