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Since this past December, LISC Twin Cities has worked closely with community partners, tenants, funders, and city governments in order to help make three significant purchases that will positively impact the lives of thousands of tenants in the metro area, helping preserve affordable housing in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Land Bank Twin Cities, Inc. has acquired five apartment buildings in the Corcoran neighborhood of South Minneapolis – a major victory for the tenants and Inquilinxs Unidxs Por Justicia (United Renters for Justice), a community group that has worked with the tenants to keep the units affordable and ensure they can stay in their homes.
This LISC research report provides rigorous evidence about the impact of our investments, and the work of both community organizations and “anchor institutions.” In South Minneapolis, strong community partnerships and commitments from hospitals and corporations stabilized and boosted home values, without contributing to accelerating prices and gentrification.