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7.09.2020 -

Can Bold Federal Action Head Off a Covid-19 Housing Disaster?

The United States has never seen the scale of potential housing displacement that families are facing right now. The country needs an immediate, unprecedented federal housing relief plan—with rental assistance, foreclosure protection and housing aid to state/local governments—to keep families in their homes and protect communities from deep and lasting economic scars.

“Access Is Opportunity”: LISC CEO Inaugurates a New Podcast

Maurice A. Jones, LISC’s CEO, is the inaugural guest on U.S. Bank’s new podcast “Real Good.” He speaks with Emmy-winning journalist Faith Salie about how even systemic problems must be fought at the local level, why broadband availability is one of the biggest problems facing rural America today, and how access and opportunity are one and the same.

7.07.2020 -

Theodore Lipscomb Named to Top Job at LISC Milwaukee

A former county official is taking the helm at LISC Milwaukee with plans to expand economic development investments, especially those that address the racial wealth gap, and fuel COVID-19 relief and recovery. “We can bridge the gaps in health and wealth that affect so many in our city,” said Theodore Lipscomb, the new LISC Milwaukee executive director, "and catalyze opportunities for all our neighbors to thrive.”

Building Entrepreneurs and Equity in the Age of Covid: A Roundtable

A roundtable discussion with LISC CEO Maurice A. Jones and Verizon’s Chief Corporate Social Responsibility Officer Rose Stuckey Kirk, moderated by LISC board member and UVA business professor Greg Fairchild, delves into what it will take to get to economic equity for our country.

6.23.2020 -

“Chaos Can Be a Ladder of Opportunity and Innovation”: Q&A with Patrick Duhaney

Patrick Duhaney, City Manager of Cincinnati and a LISC Emerging Leaders Council member, tells LISC Cincinnati ED Kristin Baker what it’s like to help run the city in the age of Covid-19. In the face of the economic downturn and sheltering in place, the strategies he and his team are implementing could be part of a blueprint for other organizations, and other crises.