Lisc Phoenix

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

September 30, 2015

TOD $30 Million Announcement

LISC Phoenix and Raza Development Fund pledge $30 million to spur transit oriented development
June 29, 2015

Phoenix Indian School Legacy Project

LISC Phoenix, Native American Connections and Phoenix Indian Center are working together to renovate the band building at the Phoenix Indian School with the support of The Caterpillar Foundation.
November 7, 2014

State Farm – LISC 2014 Outstanding Partner Award

This year, we recognize State Farm for their groundbreaking effort that brings jobs to the light rail corridor, and for recognizing the importance of connecting workforce and jobs to transit. We appreciate their long-standing partnership, most recently in the revitalization work along Apache Blvd. The current light rail corridor crosses […]
November 7, 2014

Arizona Housing Alliance – LISC 2014 Outstanding Collaborative Award

Arizona Housing Alliance is a statewide association dedicated to advancing the vision that every Arizonan has a quality home that they can afford. Arizona Housing Alliance works to expand sustainable housing opportunities for low and moderate income people through education, advocacy, and collaboration with members in its communities. This past […]
November 7, 2014

The Newton – LISC 2014 Outstanding Project Award

The Newton is a project that is also attracting jobs to a neglected segment of the corridor while bringing back to life the iconic Beef Eaters restaurant. Named in honor of Beef Eaters founder Jay Newton, The Newton honors the neighborhood’s roots while serving as a creative and inspired gathering […]
November 7, 2014

Congressman Ed Pastor – LISC 2014 Special Guest and Honoree

This year we are honoring Congressman Ed Pastor for 38 years of work as a champion of community development improvements for neighborhoods that have been historically underserved. The work of LISC Phoenix and our partners, especially in the arenas of affordable housing and transit, would not have been nearly as […]