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Rooted Responders

A LISC NYC Report on Community Based Organizations Coping with COVID-19

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Preparing a Commercial District Diagnostic

A guide to preparing a commercial corridor diagnostic and understanding the "DNA" of neighborhood business activities.

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Webinar & Recording
Communities for Healthy Food: The Toolkit

A practical guide for integrating healthy food access and social justice into Community Development.

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Integrated Physical Needs Assessment

In connection with our Two Shades of Green program, LISC NYC collaborated with New York City government agencies and Enterprise Community Partners to create the IPNA for guidance on health-focused upgrades for affordable housing. 

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Community Planning + Engagement Report

Following Hurricane Sandy, LISC NYC launched the Rockaway Re-Visioning and Resiliency initiative, a partnership between Ocean Bay CDCAsian Americans for Equality (AAFE), LISC NYC and Hester Street Collaborative to engage the residents of the Rockaways in a long-term community revitalization effort.

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The Future of Fulton

The result of a community engagement effort by Osborne Association, LISC NYC and planning consultant Project Urbanista,  the report recommends the co-location of services, training and employment opportunities in the Fulton Reentry Center to support the needs of citizens returning to the Bronx after a period of incarceration, while becoming an economic engine in the community.

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Change Capital Brief

MDRC’s Change Capital Fund (CCF) outlines the new CCF initiative. A collaboration of 17 funders, the CCF initiative is providing five community organizations -- St. Nicks AllianceFifth Avenue CommitteeCypress Hills Local Development CorporationCommunity Solutions/Brownsville Partnership, and New Settlement Apartments – with a $1 million contribution to make organizational capacity investments that will help them expand economic opportunity in underserved neighborhoods.

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Mott Haven Choice Neighborhoods

U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) awarded a planning grant to the New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA) to develop a Transformation Plan for the South Bronx neighborhood of Mott Haven, with a focus on the public housing development of Betances Houses. NYCHA partnered with LISC NYC to coordinate a community-driven planning process with residents, community organizations, government agencies, and local businesses.

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Expert Panelists Consider Community Development’s Next Wave

LISC NYC hosted a series of panels in 2015 to address critical questions facing New York City’s community development corporation partners. The three-day panel featured policy experts on housing and economic developmentformer LISC NYC executive directors, and today’s leaders of community development corporations.

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