News

News

Too often people hear the “bad news” about our central city. The city of Phoenix is filled with assets and opportunities and people who really care. LISC strives to illuminate these stories and to challenge misperceptions of our central city neighborhoods.

In this section you will find a variety of resources aimed at raising the voices and stories of people working every day to make their neighborhood a great place to live, work, play, and grow.

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Also, check out our National office’s Online Resource Library

Our Stories

August 2, 2019

Trellis branches out with Phoenix TOD townhouse project

A ¾-acre residential lot in the West Camelback Corridor is long past its prime as a single-family-home property. As fate and determination have it, that’s a very good thing for 20 future homeowners and a neighborhood experiencing revitalization spurred by light rail. Trellis broke ground in May on a townhouse […]
June 11, 2019

LISC’s first Opportunity Zone Playbook is here

We’re excited to share the first installment of the LISC Opportunity Zones Playbook series, “Navigating the Opportunity Zones: Community Partners.” This playbook is geared to the people and organizations committed to community revitalization and shared prosperity for all residents. Forthcoming playbooks will be targeted to impact investors and impact developers […]
May 23, 2019

NFL/LISC Grassroots Program and Arizona Cardinals Grant $250,000 to Install a New Synthetic Turf Football Field at Phoenix’s Sevilla Elementary School

Award is part of $3 million in new grants to athletic fields nationwide PHOENIX – MAY 21, 2019 – The Alhambra Elementary School District has been granted $250,000 by the Arizona Cardinals through the National Football League Foundation Grassroots Program to install a synthetic turf football field at Phoenix’s Sevilla […]

Video

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 […]

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