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LISC is improving our neighborhoods and changing lives every day. Check out a handful of stories about how we're making a difference in our community, and see our 2014 annual report here.

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Indianapolis LISC 2014 Annual Report

Building stronger, more vibrant neighborhoods takes a plan. In 2014, LISC Indianapolis continued implementation of its strategic plan spurring consistent growth in our neighborhoods and more opportunities for low-income families around Indy. Big results require significant investment, and LISC invested $6,609,427 into Indianapolis neighborhoods in 2014. We leveraged a further $22,381,725 in additional neighborhood investment, and assisted more than 30 community-based organizations in developing 628 units of housing and 290,835 square feet of commercial space.   We’re empowering neighborhood stakeholders to realize their dreams for their communities – focusing on outcomes that build on our history of success. And that … Continued

FOCUS on East Washington Street

  The East Washington Street Partnership is a collective effort to nurture sustainable economic development and revitalization along one of Indianapolis’ most essential commercial/industrial corridors. For over 100 years, the land at 3000 E. Washington Street (The Historic PR Mallory Building) has been special to the community. In the last several decades, the campus has been precluded from finding a more useful and sustainable future by unprecedented environmental contamination, dilapidated buildings which have outlived their usefulness, and disjointed ownerships The Near Eastside is one of Indianapolis LISC’s Quality of Life neighborhoods. Over the last five years LISC has invested more … Continued

McNamara Florist Returns to Indianapolis

The metropolitan area’s largest florist has purchased a vacant building in one of LISC’s Quality of Life neighborhoods on the Near Eastside and will move its headquarters back to Indianapolis next year. With the help of a Facade grant from LISC, McNamara Florist’s corporate headquarters will undergo extensive, environmentally-friendly renovations the $20,000 grant will be used to improve the exterior appearance of the building. Financing for the acquisition and construction was also provided by First Internet Bank and an SBA 504 loan, which was coordinated by Premier Capital Corporation. The building has been vacant for several years and this project … Continued

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