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Recapitalizing Affordable Housing Training June 12, 2015

Please joing Boston LISC and experts from our national LISC Housing program, along with Marc Jahr of Community Development Futures, for this FREE training to prepare owners of aging affordable housing as you plan for recapitalization. Participants will work hands-on through project case studies to build a comprehensive understanding of the various financing pathways available for a variety of different projects.

Traning Topics will include:

  • HUD Assisted Programs
  • HUD Project-Based REntal Assistance (PBRA) Program
  • Low Income Housing Tax Credits (LIHTC): 4% and 9%
  • Recap Time - Putting together the Capital Stack
  • Two is Good Company - the Joint Venture Agreement
  • Current outlook for local funding sources

This a FREE Training but Registration is required - Register here now - Lunch will be provided. Please feel free to forward this invitation. 

Thanks to our sponsor -  Capital One.

June 12, 2015 - At District Hall, 75 Northern Avenue, Boston

 

Mel King Institute Breakfast June 23, 2015

Please join the Mel King Institute for another year of promoting community building. In the past year, the Mel King Institute has continued to serve the community development field through trainings, innovation forums, learning groups, mentorship and thought leadership. Boston LISC congratulates the Mel King Institute for its accomplishments and vision for a vibrant and thriving Massachusetts. Please click here to register for their Annual Breakfast celebration happening on June 23rd 8:30 am at the Hibernian Hall, 184 Dudley Street, Roxbury.

   

Program Officer Position - Communications and External Relations

 Boston LISC is looking for an enthusiastic communications/marketing professional to promote LISC Boston externally and shape its voice, messaging, content and visual presentation across all materials and media platforms. The position touches on all the work of Boston LISC through the creation of external materials (print and digital), writing and editing all forms of content from press releases to opinion pieces to headlines, blogs and PowerPoints.

The position supports the Executive Director and others members of the Boston team in communications and fundraising activities and events. This includes supporting the executive director in managing the stewardship and growth of Boston LISC’s funding relationships.

The goal is to work with staff to produce and disseminate stories, and maintain and expand LISC’s web and electronic presence to help LISC Boston meet its goals and mission. In addition to funders and LISC’s large network of partners, the audience for this work includes the general public, journalists, policymakers, thought leaders, and the people who work at policy organizations and think tanks.

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Boston LISC looking for Program Officer for Economic Opportunity

Program Officer - Economic Opportunity

Anticipated Start Date:  April 15, 2015 

Boston LISC seeks an individual with a passion for strengthening communities to join its highly productive and capable staff as a Program Officer.  This position will oversee and manage the continued growth and program elements of all income, asset building, entrepreneurship, and neighborhood economic development activities at Boston LISC. 

The LISC program officer will be charged with managing the Economic Opportunity programs for Boston LISC, including the Resilient Communities, Resilient Families entrepreneurship program, the Financial Opportunity Centers, and helping craft an economic empowerment strategy for the corridor.  The Program Officer will be responsible for researching and applying for grants to maintain and manage a multi-disciplinary approach to building individual and family assets; for offering technical assistance and training; and for working with advocates to secure greater support for this comprehensive approach to building family wealth and assets. 

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Innovative fund to fuel equitable development in transit-oriented neighborhoods

BOSTON (December 16, 2014)—Boston's Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC), together with The Hyams Foundation, The Boston Foundation, and the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, has launched the $5 million Accelerator Fund to jump start equitable transitoriented housing development in Boston and throughout the state.

The new loan fund will leverage $30 million of additional early stage financing to help spur the development of affordable and mixed-income housing along light rail corridors and other transit rich areas.

The Boston Foundation and The Hyams Foundation have each committed $1.5 million in lowinterest loans to be distributed through the fund, and the Commonwealth's Executive Office of Economic and Housing Development working with MassDevelopment has dedicated $1 million to the initiative. The Barr Foundation supported start-up costs associated with establishing the fund, and Nixon Peabody provided pro bono legal assistance. LISC Boston has committed up to $1 million and will serve as fund manager. To read more, click here.

   

Happy Holidays!

Happy Holidays from Boston LISC! Thankful to our funders and Community Partners that have made so much impact in the communities that we serve. Because of the work that has been accomplished in 2014, Families and Communities in our Neighborhoods can look forward to many good things in 2015.

To view the Celebrate the Season with LISC Message click here.

   

Better Buildings Challenge Kickoff at Powdermill Village

Michael Davis - December 8, 2014  Yesterday Peabody Properties held a tour of their energy retrofit project at Powdermill Village, located in Westfield, MA, to kick off their commitment signing on to the Better Buildings Challenge. By participating in the Better Buildings Challenge, building owners commit to 20 percent portfolio-wide energy reduction over 10 years. Peabody is 1 of 11 multifamily affordable housing owners in New England that have taken on this challenge and representatives from HUD, Mass Housing, Boston Community Capital, New Ecology, and LISC all toured this 250 unit, 12 building energy retrofit project that is expected to achieve a 30 percent savings on bills, cut water use by 30 percent and electric use by 50 percent. 

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From the Boston LISC staff

Boston LISC Staff Blog

Boston LISC Staff members share their perspective on LISC's work, the community development world. and many other topics.

LISC Hosts LEED Green Associate Training Steve Griffith - April 3, 2014 On March 18th, LISC partnered with the Massachusetts Chapter of the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC-MA) to host an ...
Intern Update: Writing a Master's Thesis Steve Griffith - March 26, 2014   As a final stepping-stone to the achievement of my master's degree in Urban and Environmental Policy and Plan...
Reflections on the NESEA Building Energy ’14 Conference Steve Griffith - March 12, 2014 Last week, I attended my first Northeast Sustainable Energy Association (NESEA) Building Energy conference. The annua...
LISC Visits the White House - Bob Van Meter Affordable healthcare coverage available through the Affordable Care Act can improve the lives of low and moderate income residents in affordable hous...

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