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LISC Detroit continues to support Detroit communities and neighborhoods during this unprecedented time. As the COVID-19 pandemic unfolds, LISC is taking action to ensure that we continue to support the people and places where we work. Visit our national website to learn more about the LISC COVID-19 response.
Our work to build stronger, more sustainable communities is guided by a larger vision of community development. Since 1990, we have invested more than $200 million in Detroit's neighborhoods to create good places to live, do business, and play. The key to our success has been our expanded vision of community development.
The projects we invest in are creating jobs, making communities safer, providing new educational opportunities, and helping families enter the economic mainstream of American life. They are creating new hope in neighborhoods where hope and opportunities have been in short supply for far too long.
A program that helps Detroit homeowners afford property repairs is getting a $1 million boost through a partnership with the philanthropic arm of Quicken Loans and the city.
LISC Detroit launched the 0% Interest Home Repair Loan Program in April 2015, and provides $5,000 to $25,000 to help Detroit homeowners make repairs and invest in their residences. The initiative developed out of the city’s aim to stabilize the housing market and meet an imbalance in the system
With the largest gift from an individual in LISC’s history, MacKenzie Scott is fueling transformative efforts to advance racial and economic justice and building a broadly shared prosperity throughout the country. Scott said organizations like LISC are “well-positioned to accelerate progress.”
The core idea behind Bronzed N Glow comes from a frustration with current retailers and a general lack of knowledge around products. After delays caused by road works, financial constraints, and a global pandemic, they are preparing to open their Detroit salon, Bronzed N Glow Beauty Boutique, in August.
Clifford Terry grew up in New Jersey helping his neighborhood carpenter on weekends, before launching his own construction company in 1989. He registered his company, now Terry Group Contracting, in Detroit in 2018 and has “slowly, but surely” built his business.