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LISC, NCP help Chicago win $98 million
to stabilize foreclosure-wracked communities
1/20/2010
The city’s NCP-influenced proposal shows how HUD’s program to buy and rehab foreclosed homes can foster wider community revitalization.
MacArthur commits $68M to combat foreclosures; LISC among recipients 10/22/2008
To help combat the growing lending crisis and the rise of foreclosures in Chicago, the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation is investing $68 million in grants and low-interest loans in foreclosure prevention and mitigation efforts in local neighborhoods. LISC/Chicago is among the recipients.
Agencies learn art of the deal 4/25/2008
As the implementation process carries forward across the 16 communities in NCP, lead agencies and their partners are learning the art of the deal.
Plaza dedication spruces up Madison 12/6/2007
On a brisk Saturday morning, community leaders and funders from East Garfield Park gathered at the intersection of Madison Street, California, and Fifth Avenue to celebrate the opening of the Madison Street Garden Plaza.
MacArthur funds NCP-like efforts in 10 cities 10/11/2007
NCP is spreading from coast to coast. The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation announced Oct. 3 that it's awarding $4 million for comprehensive community revitalization efforts in10 U.S. cities and regions based on the principles of Chicago's New Communities Program.
MacArthur invests $26 million in NCP 5/23/2007
The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation announced on May 22 a $26 million investment to support the nation's largest community and economic development effort, the New Communities Program.
Three communities revisit, update plans 1/24/2007
During the past year the three NCP communities that participated in the pilot New Communities Initiative (NCI) have rounded the three-quarter turn back to the starting line. They have revisited their original, five-year-old plans, analyzing whatís been accomplished, what hasnít, and what new needs have arisen.
Learn about Centers for Working Families 12/23/2006
The Centers for Working Families (CWF) is a new approach to help low-income families reach financial stability and move up the economic ladder. Learn more by downloading materials related to the CWF program, which is now operating in 13 U.S. cities, including nine sites in Chicago.
MacArthur to invest $3 million in CWFs 12/6/2006
The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation will invest $3 million dollars to expand Centers for Working Families, an innovative new effort to help low-income families in 13 Chicago neighborhoods achieve financial stability and build wealth. (Press release - December 6, 2006)
Pilsen dorm project gets $3.4M from state 11/15/2006
Gov. Rod Blagojevich announced Oct. 25 that a $3.4 million grant will be released to Pilsen NCP lead agency The Resurrection Project for its La Casa dormitory development.

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