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First Steps on the Road to Financial Well-Being: Final Report from the Evaluation of LISC’s Financial Opportunity CentersFirst Steps on the Road to Financial Well-Being: Final Report from the Evaluation of LISC’s Financial Opportunity Centers

Family Income & Assets—Evaluation of LISC's Financial Opportunity Centers proves their value

A Roundup of New Housing ResourcesA Roundup of New Housing Resources

Affordable Housing—Recent articles, reports and events help shine light on equity challenges and solutions in affordable housing

Recovery Can Start Before Disaster StrikesRecovery Can Start Before Disaster Strikes

Planning—Resources for building disaster-resilient communities

Helping Senior Renters Age In PlaceHelping Senior Renters Age In Place

Affordable Housing, Health & Wellness—New guides help housing developers and property managers meet the needs of aging residents

Community Development That Brings Better HealthCommunity Development That Brings Better Health

Affordable Housing, Health & Wellness—A look at how place impacts health, and what we can do about it

Request for Proposals - Pay For Success (PFS) Projects

Family Income & Assets—LISC offers competitive funding opportunity for selected Pay for Success initiatives.

QAP: Fundamentals and Recent Trends - Archived WebinarQAP: Fundamentals and Recent Trends - Archived Webinar

Housing Development and Preservation—This webinar covered the importance of the Qualified Allocation Plan (QAP) to affordable housing as well as recent trends in state QAPs to consider in planning development practices.

Nonprofit Capacity Building on a ShoestringNonprofit Capacity Building on a Shoestring

Implementing, Leading—How a cup of coffee can build your capacity

CBPP Releases New Housing Fact SheetsCBPP Releases New Housing Fact Sheets

Affordable Housing—New fact sheets and data show the reach and value of federal rental assistance

The Cost of Affordable Housing: Does It Pencil Out?The Cost of Affordable Housing: Does It Pencil Out?

Affordable Housing—New interactive tool demonstrates the challenge of making housing affordable to low-income families

Recently Featured: Community Safety

Community Safety's Key Ingredient: Trust
Building trusting relationships between community members and law enforcement is challenging, but essential

Working Together To Make Everyone Safer Community-police partnerships are more critical than ever to bring safety to troubled neighborhoods.

Want to know what community policing looks like in practice? Dance-offs.

See more stories about Community Safety in the In The News section.

Engaging Youth In Neighborhood Safety
How to bring young people into the community safety conversation

Data Informs Effective Community Safety Approaches Using data and research to find the right crime reduction strategies

Local Community Safety Efforts Bring Both Challenge and Inspiration Key Lessons from the Byrne Criminal Justice Innovation program

The resources included in our 2014 Community safety spotlight can be viewed here.

About the Institute

The LISC Institute for Comprehensive Community Development is designed to share knowledge and resources with LISC staff, local agencies in the LISC network and others who are working in the field of comprehensive community development. The Institute website, trainings, webinars and peer-to-peer support are tools that help practitioners and their partners successfully implement comprehensive community initiatives.

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"Building Equity By the Tracks"

"LISC is pushing hard to make sure that new rail lines going into towns across the country aren’t just magnets for high-end investments, but also include the services and amenities low-income families need: Affordable housing, health care, financial planning assistance, cultural richness," writes John McCarron in this 2013 article on how transit-oriented development can be a tool for community development that ran in the Next City website

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