LISC National
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Both national LISC and LISC Twin Cities pursue continuous research and offer a variety of learnings on community development topics.

LISC Twin Cities Research

As the first new tax policy targeting economic development in a generation, Opportunity Zones shows great promise while also raising significant concerns including displacement. This research commissioned by Twin Cities LISC is intended to provide a roadmap to investors and stakeholders to make the most of the promise, while mitigating potential damage to low-income communities.

The learnings and impact of our creative placemaking programming are captured in our 2018 Creative Placemaking Review.

The Big Picture Project , progress reports and convening summaries from a cross-sector partnership to coordinate affordable housing development along the 11-mile Green Line light rail line connecting the two downtowns, 2012-2017

Moving Beyond the Gap, research on the populations and geographic areas we focus on:

National LISC Research

New webinar, LISC TALKS: The LIHTC Market after the election, (webinar PowerPoint) a discussion of what is going on in the market and how organizations can potentially mitigate the effects of tax cuts on their affordable housing projects, 2017

New LISC research on the value of credit-building loans, an analysis of our new research on the value of credit-building loans, a financing tool that is helping low-income people build positive credit and make critical strides toward financial stability, 2017

Mapping a Road to Financial Wellbeing, an evaluation report on LISC's Financial Opportunity Centers, 2016

Museums, Libraries, and Comprehensive Initiatives: A First Look at Emerging Experience, an exploration of the catalytic role that museums and libraries are playing in revitalizing challenged neighborhoods, 2015