LISC invests $3 million to address neighborhood issues in Detroit, nationwide

LISC invests $3 million to address neighborhood issues in Detroit, nationwide

Every neighborhood needs more local problem solvers. And, for some, new arrivals are anticipated soon. Local Initiatives Support Corp. (LISC) is making a national push to lift 13 urban communities through an AmeriCorps program hoped to develop and deploy neighborhood change agents. A $3 million investment has been devoted to dispatching 165 AmeriCorps members, including 14 […]

Housing dollars move to where they are welcome

Housing dollars move to where they are welcome

Detroit is a city of opportunity, innovation and investment. We can become a leader in urban revitalization’s best practices if we can commit to providing inclusive housing options for all Detroiters: our long-time residents, recent transplants, and especially the community’s most vulnerable. But there’s a formula for success. Implementing multi-dimensional housing solutions and strategies to […]

Expert panel discusses affordable housing in Detroit [Video]

Expert panel discusses affordable housing in Detroit [Video]

Home on Detroit’s east side during a college break, Maggie DeSantis’ daughter made an announcement. Her community had begun to feel like it was a foreign place. “I’m not living here,” she said, “because the neighborhood is changing in a way I’m not comfortable with.” DeSantis, former head of the Eastside Community Network, immediately knew […]

Affordable housing can propel neighborhood growth

Affordable housing can propel neighborhood growth

An old concept is getting new attention among various developers in Detroit and nationally. Mixed income housing is regaining interest as communities work to pick up the pieces left behind after the past decade’s mortgage crisis and as members of the corporate and private sector search for fertile ground in struggling urban cities. With Detroit […]