Resources

3.30.2020 -

Letter from the Editor: Building the Resilience of Commercial Corridors

In this month’s Spotlight, we’re highlighting resources and tools to help practitioners build the strength of local commercial districts.

2020 Status of Health Equity Report

The Root Cause Coalition is a group of leading health systems, hospital associations and nonprofits, including LISC’s partner ProMedica, working to upend the socioeconomic factors that cause health inequities. Their newly-released publication, “The 2020 Status of Heath Report,” captures the progress and struggles of addressing health disparities by tackling the social determinants of health. In it, LISC VP for health programs Julia Ryan describes how we collaborate with health corporations to take on the affordable housing and income gaps and other challenges that stand in the way of health equity.

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2.10.2020 -

Community Development Leadership: Early Visionaries Inspire Tomorrow’s Success

In this webinar, Dee and Bob draw on interviews with 12 diverse long-time leaders in community development and identify a number of common themes for what inspired and drove them.

How Arts & Culture Kindle Opportunity

In a recent publication from the San Francisco Federal Reserve, LISC CEO Maurice A. Jones offers a chapter detailing the role of arts and culture in the community development toolbox. Creative placemaking, writes Jones, “unleashes community power and innovative solutions that drive economic prosperity.”

Can Blockchain Revolutionize Impact Investing?

Next Street and Local Initiatives Support Corporation partnered to explore the potential for blockchain application to solve community development challenges in New York City.