Breaking NYC’s Housing Speculation Cycle
When wealthy investors treat homes like poker chips, it is the tenants who end up losing. How do we interrupt the vicious cycle of speculation and displacement?
Community-Police Partnerships After George Floyd
An interview with Mona Mangat, vice president of safety and justice initiatives at LISC. We talked with Mona Mangat, vice president of safety and justice initiatives at LISC,
Facebook Dips Its Toe Into Funding Housing
There was much speculation last year about whether and how Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg would enter the affordable housing space. We got our first peek today . . .
Interview with Michael Rubinger, former CEO of the Local Initiatives Support...
Rubinger was at LISC's founding and from 1999 to June 2016, he headed the organization, steering it most recently on a path toward comprehensive community development rather than just housing work.
Filling Commercial Vacancies with Food Pantries
When I tell people that food pantries can be a new and innovative way to help lift up communities, they look at me as...
Scale, Schmale. What About Impact?
If you think what's wrong with CDCs today is their failure to “go to scale,” you are looking in the fundamentally wrong direction, asking...
CDCs Adapt to the New Normal
CDCs and their support organizations consider what it takes to weather the recession—from business model changes to different funding streams to mergers.
The nonprofit housing development field has myriad intermediaries and support organizations, but no one unified voice. Should it have one?
A National Spotlight on Local Capacity
Will Hurricane Katrina change the way intermediaries do business?