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LISC is improving our neighborhoods and changing lives every day. Check out our 2015 - 2018 Strategic Plan to see how we're making a difference in our community. Click here to read the 2017 LISC Indianapolis Annual Report.

2017 LISC Indianapolis Annual Report

In 2017, LISC invested more than $22 million into Indianapolis neighborhoods in grants, loans, and equity. This supported 30 different non-profits, assisted 68 businesses, built 106 homes, and improved 643,343 square feet of commercial space. Please click here to read the 2017 LISC Indianapolis Annual Report, or click the image to the right. LISC National zeroed in on the year’s essential investments that propelled remarkable progress in connecting Americans with opportunity. Read on to learn how LISC has fostered the wellbeing of our neighbors and nurtured growth and cohesion in communities across the country. Click here to read the LISC National 2017 … Continued

Facade Program Applications Due April 13

In November 2016, Brent’s Elite Cleaners, located at 25th and Wheeler, caught fire. IFD was able to contain the blaze; however, the business sustained significant fire and smoke damage. In 2017, the business applied for and received a Small Business Facade and Property Improvement Grant from LISC and partners that allowed them to make major improvements after the fire including fixing the exterior brick, windows, door, awning and signage, and interior improvements including floor resurfacing, new front lobby counters and a new bathroom. Elite Cleaners opened their doors again in early 2018. The Small Business and Property Improvement Grant is a rebate … Continued

We Need Your Help: Preserve Section 4 Program

In many neighborhoods and communities in our state, Section 4 funds are able to leverage private sector dollars to create jobs, to build housing, to support small businesses, and to strengthen communities. 1,094 state and local community development and housing organizations throughout the country expressed their support for Section 4 through the national sign on letter. Now it’s time for Congress to hear from CDCs in their state. Senator Joe Donnelly (D-IN) is circulating a Dear Colleague letter for Section 4 and we hope that you contact your Senators to encourage them to sign on. The House Dear Colleague was a … Continued

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