Resources

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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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.

Making Room for Manufacturing—and Manufacturing Jobs

In a new white paper from LISC and the Urban Manufacturing Alliance, “All About the Jobs,” we describe eight mission-driven industrial projects and their financing models. All these projects are creating affordable space for small- and medium-sized manufacturers so they can bring benefits—good jobs, especially—to the surrounding community.

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Anchor Institutions’ Contributions to Building Inclusive Small Business Ecosystems

Anchor Institutions' Contributions to Building Inclusive Small Business Ecosystems was jointly developed by LISC and Forward Cities with support from the Annie E. Casey Foundation.