Tagged: LISC

Incorporating Health into Physical Needs Assessments

A new tool called the Integrated Physical Needs Assessment provides affordable housing owners with a comprehensive protocol to assess the range of options available to upgrade their buildings with a health focus.

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For Healthier People, We Need Healthier Neighborhoods

Amy Gillman of LISC talks about the impact community development can have on health equity.

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The Way Forward for Community Development

Retiring after 17 years, LISC CEO Michael Rubinger reflects on an evolving field.

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Rolling Hills Apartments, St. Paul, Minnesota

Weaving Together Opportunities for Healthier Lives for a Diverse Immigrant Community

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A Call for Cross-Sector Collaboration to End Poverty. Let’s Listen.

Recently, Michael Rubinger, the head of the Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC), one of the country’s largest investors in low-income neighborhoods, wrote that “poverty is a massive public health problem.” This is profound. Why? It implies that two critical sectors working in low-income communities — public health and community development — in fact have common …

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#NetworkCommons Kicks Off With Vibrant Discussion

This year, The Network is hard at work rolling out many different resources for community development and health practitioners. These resources will come in different forms, from a “jargon buster” that demystifies common industry terms to a one-stop shop of tools to measure the health-related impacts of community development. But the centerpiece of all these …

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Demystifying Community Development

It’s a vital force that lifts people out of poverty. The community development sector invests more than $200 billion annually in low-income communities. But what does “community development” entail? Here at the Network, we have been thinking about how to define the term community development, especially for our partners outside the field. We are working on …

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Join Us at The #NetworkCommons 6/4 9-10am PT/12-1pm ET

    Joselyn Cousins                  Amy Gillman                         Doug Jutte                           Carol Naughton   The Build Healthy Places Network launches live discussion series, The #NetworkCommons, to …

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