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In practice

Do you need a blueprint for how to write and organize a quality-of-life plan? Are you wondering how to tackle issues of public safety in the community?  You don’t have to start from scratch.

We've incorporated a rich body of information from within and outside the LISC network for case studies, templates and other tools to help practitioners launch, expand and strengthen their work. You can find our complete library of resources, in addition to those featured below,  by following the link at the bottom of this page.


Featured Resources

In this ebook, Next City has assembled nine stories that illuminate the work happening to bring a diverse group of voices into conversations about cities, in sectors ranging from tech to transportation to parks to healthy food access and more.

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The Prosperity Now Scorecard is a comprehensive resource for data on household financial health, racial economic inequality and policy recommendations to help put everyone in our country on a path to prosperity.

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The Council of Development Finance Agencies is producing a 6-part white paper series in 2019 examining how traditional development finance tools can be used in relationship to the food system.  

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The 2019 edition of the KIDSCount Datab Book marks the 30th anniversary of the Data Book and includes a section that looks at how being a child in America has changed since 1990. 

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Harvard Joint Center for Housing Studies’ 2019 State of the Nation’s Housing Report shows that the U.S. housing supply falls far short of what is needed.

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This webinar, featuring Jennifer Rutledge of Delphi Consultants, provides knowledge and tools that can expand your ability to lead your organization and ensure its continued strength.

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This report from Democracy Collaborative investigates the state of worker cooperatives and social enterprises in the green infrastructure field to understand the possibilities and strategies for these community wealth building enterprises to provide positive jobs in their communities.

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This report from the Joint Center for Housing Studies of Harvard University identifies factors expected to contribute to continuing strength in home-improvement expenditures over the coming years. 

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Read "Community Safety: What it Takes" to learn how to build a comprehensive community safety initiative by engaging residents, creating a plan, implementing a blueprint, communicating with stakeholders, leading a coalition of partners, and evaluating results.

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National Association of Counties (NACo), Rural LISC and and Rural Community Assistance Partnership (RCAP) developed a mobile app that harnesses grassroots advocacy by empowering individual users to accurately identify areas with low or no internet connectivity.

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From the archives


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Browse through LISC's extensive archives to find the resources you need. Our library includes new resources and those that have been published and compiled over the years. 

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