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May 10, 2018

2018 Annual Breakfast

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.
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 15, 2017

Wrap-up: 2017 Annual Event

November 6, 2017

With help from LISC Small Business, CO+HOOTS expands and thrives

Jenny Poon is thankful every day for LISC making it possible for her to expand her thriving co-working space, CO+HOOTS. CO+HOOTS currently houses more than 250 entrepreneurs, and demand is so high that Poon is in the process of expanding the venture to two more facilities in the Phoenix metro […]
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

October 25, 2017

There’s more than meets the eye on West Camelback Road

Casual observations of the West Camelback Road commercial corridor served by Valley Metro light rail note the empty lots, vacant office and retail space, and facades in need of freshening up. They can’t be missed. But there’s nothing casual about the way LISC Phoenix and its partners, Local First Arizona […]
August 30, 2017

With new clinic, MPHC no longer hidden treasure in Tempe

For nearly 11 years, Mountain Park Health Center has delivered its unique style of integrated healthcare in relative obscurity in Tempe. Now it’s also working redevelopment magic in the city’s center while continuing to advance community health and wellness—and you can’t miss it. At the northeast corner of Broadway Road and McClintock Drive, […]
June 30, 2017

Promote South Central

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 […]
June 30, 2017

LISC Phoenix 2016 Annual Report

LISC Phoenix is proud to present our 2016 Annual Report. We invite you to download a copy and see for yourself the investments LISC Phoenix has made in our local communities over the last year.
June 14, 2017

‘Happy City’ author urges push for safe, healthy transportation corridors

The Phoenix metropolitan area has a world-class freeway system and wide arterial streets laid out in a marvelous grid pattern to move people around and within a vast, car-dependent region. Residents can’t be happy. Seriously. Neuropsychology, sociology and public health lessons about happiness tell us what we’ve done over 30 […]