When people think of LISC, they don’t think of resident engagement, collaboration with workforce development and partnerships with schools and police. But that’s who we are today, and that’s our future.
Emphasize how the goals are interconnected.
Denver 9/27 Anika Goss-Foster
Partners in Innovation: Financing Affordable and Workforce Housing within Transit Oriented Development Harrison Community Center Lincoln Park, Duluth, MN Bethune Academy Milwaukee LISC Anika Goss Foster Vice President for Sustainable Communities Local Initiatives Support Corporation
People, Not Just Places, Need to Prosper <ul><li>Building Sustainable Communities </li></ul><ul><li>A New Strategic Direction </li></ul><ul><li>Launched in 2007 </li></ul><ul><li>Responds to changing on-the-ground needs of communities </li></ul><ul><li>Driven by LISC’s best local program work </li></ul><ul><li>Builds on CCRP Bronx model and Chicago NCP model adaptation </li></ul><ul><li>Economic and housing crisis reinforce the need for comprehensive approaches </li></ul>“ LISC understands that if you want to make a difference at the local level, whether it’s housing, schools or anything else, you have to look at the broader community and the other needs in that community.” Shaun Donovan Secretary, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development
Five Program Goals 2. Increasing family income and wealth 5. Fostering livable, safe and healthy environments 4. Improving access to quality education 1. Expanding investment in housing and other real estate 3. Stimulating economic activity, locally and regionally Building Sustainable Communities
<ul><li>Fostering increased and sustained resident engagement – creating a sense of ownership and accountability – relational organizing model </li></ul><ul><li>Developing and implementing a comprehensive neighborhood plan with clear goals, action steps and outcomes </li></ul><ul><li>Connecting a broad base of implementation partners and working across silos – collaboration is value added </li></ul><ul><li>Targeting multiple investments in concentrated areas </li></ul><ul><li>Broadening the engagement of public and private partners as funders and systems change advocates </li></ul>What Does it Take? Key Elements of the Model
LISC’s TOD Strategy <ul><li>LISC is Piloting it ‘s TOD work in 5 sites: Boston, Bay Area, Philadelphia, Phoenix and the Twin Cities </li></ul><ul><li>In the five sites LISC will support the growth of innovation in TOD through technical support, policy leadership, capacity building and/or creative financial investment. </li></ul><ul><li>At the national level, LISC will develop policy and financial resources to provide support for investment in physical development, land acquisition, convening, peer learning, and state and federal policy advocacy for TOD. </li></ul>
Common TOD Themes in the Pilot Sites <ul><li>Collaborative Model – LISC sites are working with community partners, to develop local neighborhood collaboratives that connect community planning with the potential physical and economic benefits of transit </li></ul><ul><li>Scale – Large scale housing and commercial projects are necessary to develop mixed income housing and retail that meets diverse needs. LISC’s model emphasizes the importance of scale in TOD to leverage economic opportunity in multiple communities and within regions. </li></ul><ul><li>Equity – In each of the LISC sites TOD is seen as an important tool for increasing equity for marginalized communities by combining elements of the built environment, family income and assets, economic vitality, education, health and the environment with affordable and effective regional transit. </li></ul><ul><li>Capital Aggregation- critical to the model is the aggregation of capital necessary for these projects, which often require large amounts of patient capital for site assembly, have longer holding times and larger financing gaps. </li></ul>
Innovation on the Ground - Bay Area <ul><li>Great Communities Collaborative </li></ul><ul><li>$40-60 million Bay Area Acquisition Fund made up of CDFIs, Public Agencies, and Philanthropic Partners </li></ul><ul><li>Funds available to for-profit and non-profit developers attempting to secure properties along the transit corridor within a 9 county zone of the Bay Area </li></ul><ul><li>Fund designed to address TOD project challenges such as: long holding times and unmet financing gaps </li></ul><ul><li>Proposed features include maximum loan to value financing of up to 110% </li></ul>
Innovation on the Ground - Phoenix <ul><li>A broad based collaborative of stakeholders that includes: housing and transportation agencies, community partners, academic institutions and the foundation community. </li></ul><ul><li>$30 million fund, assembled by the collaborative to incent and guide the development of affordable housing and related functions in areas well served by high capacity transit </li></ul><ul><li>Best practice models of Transit Oriented Development (TOD) will be utilized as the benchmark for proposed projects, i.e. civic engagement, resident-led leadership </li></ul><ul><li>A TOD protocol is envisioned that will aid in capacity building for the entire project delivery system at all levels of development: local government, lenders, developers, residents, utilities. </li></ul><ul><li>Developing a feasibility study to determine most effective use of the fund. </li></ul>Sustainable Communities Working Group