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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.
MetLife Foundation partners with organizations around the world to create financial health solutions and build stronger communities, engaging MetLife employee volunteers to help drive impact.
Thanks to a $1 million grant from Sam’s Club, LISC will provide emergency assistance that small businesses desperately need during the Covid-19 crisis. Read more about the partnership!
LISC Detroit Executive Director, Tahirih Ziegler was a guest on the Open Source Podcast with Tony Mottley discussing the COVID-19 pandemic and how it has impacted Detroit and what it will take to revitalize Detroit once it is over.
LISC is taking swift action in response to the coronavirus pandemic, to mitigate economic impact on residents in the hundreds of communities where we work. We are launching the LISC Rapid Relief and Resiliency Fund to assemble and deploy resources to our local partners, small businesses and residents who are being hit hardest. The Fund will deliver operating capital, emergency subsidies and IT support, as well as technical assistance, to keep our partners and their communities strong and functioning through this unprecedented situation.