- About Us
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- Our Impact
Buffalo’s West Side is a dynamic and diverse community – reemerging as a vibrant and desirable location after decades of decline.
LISC’s commitment to the West Side began in 2000 when VOICE Buffalo, the Massachusetts Avenue Project, and a host of other community groups and individuals launched the West Side Community Planning Collaborative. They produced an ambitious plan that began to integrate the work of agencies that too often operated in silos. By setting a cooperative course, the trajectory of their work, and that of the neighborhood, began to change.
Today, Buffalo LISC’s work on the West Side is focused on supporting the efforts of People United for Sustainable Housing (PUSH Buffalo) and the Massachusetts Avenue Project. These partnerships have opened the door to opportunities to invest in affordable housing, revitalize commercial districts, support educational opportunities for youth, rebuild playgrounds, create new green spaces, and support a collaborative effort to build a more resilient, thriving community on the West Side.