Lisc Phoenix

November 6, 2018

Valor on Eighth marshals resources, inspires hope for veterans

Honor, dignity and opportunity took up residence at Valor on Eighth when the Tempe apartment community designed and built for under-served veterans opened in January. Hope and determination have made themselves comfortable there, too. With Valor, housing and veterans’ advocates scored a victory in the ongoing battle to create decent, […]
October 31, 2018

2018 Annual Event Wrap-Up

October 31, 2018

2018 Exemplary Project: Coffelt-Lamoreaux Homes HIA

Before the Housing Authority of Maricopa County moved forward with the redevelopment of the oldest affordable housing community in their stock, they commissioned a Health Impact Assessment (HIA) to understand the impact of their decisions. The Coffelt-Lamoreaux Public Housing Redevelopment HIA analyzed data and gathered interviews to understand the experiences […]
October 31, 2018

2018 Exemplary Partner: WESCAP

When William Spreitzer founded WESCAP Investments, Inc. in 1980, affordable housing wasn’t on his radar. But since working with the city of Flagstaff in 1995 on an affordable living project, WESCAP has become a leading force for affordable housing completing 25 developments in Arizona and 10 more in the Midwest. […]
October 31, 2018

2018 Exemplary Collaborative: World Bazaar & Phoenix Community Market

Shoppers come out to the World Bazaar & Phoenix Community Market twice a year in the park-and-ride lot at 19th Ave. and Camelback to experience delicious food, live music and artisan shopping. The idea grew out of the immigrant and refugee community seeking to introduce themselves to Phoenix and longing […]
October 15, 2018

Small Business Resource Fair with GoDaddy

Are you ready for small business Saturday and for the rush of holiday shoppers? Join GoDaddy experts for a free small business resource fair on November 13th to get your business ready for the season. GoDaddy small business consultants will be available to chat with you about your business, your […]
September 12, 2018

LISC and Kiva help local shop owners gain critical access to capital

Perodin Bideri, a west Phoenix shop owner who was raised in refugee camps in Tanzania, and Christy Moore, a veteran Valley nonprofit executive who is on a mission to disrupt the landromat industry, are in the same boat. Both are seeing things — opportunities, specifically. Both have a brand of […]
August 8, 2018

Impact 2008-2018

LISC Phoenix’s investments spur double-digit population, buying power growth over a 10-year period
July 2, 2018

Invitation for CDCs to Apply for FOC Planning Grants

LISC Phoenix seeks applications from community development corporations (CDCs) for support to assess their feasibility of joining the LISC Phoenix Financial Opportunity Center (FOC) Network and plan for program alignment. CDCs that are funded through this grant and successfully complete the assessment process may be invited to join the LISC Phoenix Financial Opportunity Center (FOC) […]
June 19, 2018

Affordable homeownership opportunities growing from LISC partner

In a Phoenix metropolitan area known for urban sprawl, two affordable housing infill projects are getting to the heart of matters of homeownership and healthy community development. Price, location and cool design features will attract buyers to a split-lot, single-family home project near downtown Phoenix and to “micro estates” near […]
June 16, 2018

GoDaddy Summer Workshops Series

We’re excited to be expanding our partnership with GoDaddy to bring coaching to small businesses in our targeted commercial corridors. Thank you to our corridor managers from Trellis and International Rescue Committee for hosting the workshops and connecting McDowell and West Camelback businesses and micro-entrepreneurs with these opportunities.
May 10, 2018

2018 Annual Breakfast

April 24, 2018

LISC FOCs help enrollees find their way to financial success

Many Americans who enjoy economic stability likely were lucky enough to get the “money talk” at key points in their lives. They received advice and guidance that helped them establish healthy financial behaviors and build strong futures. LISC believes luck should have little to do with acquiring knowledge and skills […]
March 27, 2018

2017 Annual Report

March 7, 2018

A Second Chance for McDowell Road’s Miracle Mile

Nearly seven decades ago, shop owners frustrated by the challenges of conducting business in downtown Phoenix went looking for the next big thing in local commerce. They found it on McDowell Road, which back then was on the outskirts of town. McDowell Road quickly became a mid-century commercially vibrant, pedestrian-friendly […]
January 10, 2018

NAC combines power of Housing First and TOD at Camelback Pointe

For city, state, and federal housing leaders, Camelback Pointe is part of a regional effort to end chronic homelessness. The 54-unit apartment complex has a single-person focus and on-site case managers and resident service specialists to address an array of needs. For developer Native American Connections (NAC), the $13 million […]
December 6, 2017

Phoenix Indian School Visitor Center

“The mountains where the spirits of our ancestors live are connected to modern Phoenix, the past to the future. …  Inside the circle, the crossed lines represent the four cardinal directions — east, west, north and south. Directions from which we migrated, directions from which the students of the Phoenix […]
November 1, 2017

2017 LISC Phoenix Exemplary Project Mountain Park Health Center Tempe Clinic

November 1, 2017

2017 LISC Phoenix Exemplary Partner Nordstrom Bank

November 1, 2017

2017 LISC Phoenix Exemplary Collaborative Phoenix Indian School Visitor Center