Our Future Is on the Line

LISC is using transit and equitable transit oriented development (TOD) as a platform for community development in metro Phoenix. Our strategic plan, Our Future is on the Line, recognizes the opportunities for sustainable and equitable development created by the launch of the light rail system in our region. 

With the opening of our first light rail line in late 2008, transit became a new vehicle for transforming communities along the light rail corridor, with the potential to provide low-income people with access to opportunity by linking transportation, housing, jobs and economic development.

The 20 mile segment of our light rail corridor, together with the planned extensions, is the obvious choice to implement a Building Sustainable Communities model that works for a post-war, auto-dependent, sprawling metropolis that is emerging from the ashes of economic crisis and looking to its next growth phase.

Read the Communities on the Line stories

South Phoenix Business Assistance Program

As part of the GoDaddy GoCommunities social impact program, GoDaddy has teamed up with LISC Phoenix and Local First Arizona to equip small business owners with the training, tools and peer networks they need to accelerate their journey and support their families. Together, we have developed a customized early-action business assistance program designed to empower and equip small, minority-owned businesses so they can survive and thrive through the upcoming South Central Corridor Avenue light-rail construction. Read More...