LISC http://peoriapublicradio.org en Peoria LISC looks to financial center, neighborhood growth in 2014 http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/peoria-lisc-looks-financial-center-neighborhood-growth-2014 <p></p><div>The group working to revitalize Peoria’s struggling neighborhoods hopes to open a Financial Opportunity Center in 2014. &nbsp;Peoria’s Local Initiatives Support Corporation, or LISC, plans to work with community groups and non-profits to combine financial services into one place. &nbsp;Brandon Holmes is the Executive Director of the Peoria LISC. He says that will make it easier for residents to get financial help:</div><p> Fri, 27 Dec 2013 12:57:30 +0000 Alex Rusciano 16857 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Peoria LISC looks to financial center, neighborhood growth in 2014 LISC providing AmeriCorps members to local non-profits http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/lisc-providing-americorps-members-local-non-profits <div>Some local non-profits are getting the help they need to support low-income residents. The Local Initiatives Support Corporation or LISC&nbsp;is placing eight AmeriCorps members to various organizations like Novadebt, the Peoria Housing Authority, and Common Place to boost jobs, financial education, and economic opportunities for residents living on the city&rsquo;s south side and East Bluff.</div><div> Fri, 04 Oct 2013 18:37:46 +0000 Denise Molina 12931 at http://peoriapublicradio.org LISC providing AmeriCorps members to local non-profits Peoria LISC benefiting from national bank settlement http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/peoria-lisc-benefiting-national-bank-settlement <p></p><div>Peoria’s Local Initiatives Support Corporation, or LISC, is getting money from a national settlement to help revitalize the city’s struggling neighborhoods. The new organization is getting part of a $25 billion settlement with the country’s five largest bank mortgage providers. The banks were accused of fraudulent practices during foreclosure proceedings including "robo-signing."</div><p> Wed, 17 Jul 2013 19:10:16 +0000 Denise Molina-Weiger 9013 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Peoria LISC benefiting from national bank settlement Studying the future of Taft Homes http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/studying-future-taft-homes <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The City of Peoria is using 46-thousand dollars of Tax Increment Finance funds to pay for a Taft Homes redevelopment study. Peoria Public Radio’s Tanya </span>Koonce<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> reports:</span></p><div></div><div>The Peoria Housing Authority property is within the Northside Riverfront TIF. The City is using TDA consulting to do the analysis. The firm specializes in working on public housing issues and its long-standing relationship with the Local Initiative Support Corporation. LISC and PHA are partnering with the city for the study results. Peoria City Manager Patrick Urich says the study is to consider all redevelopment options for the Taft Homes.</div><div> Wed, 17 Apr 2013 06:33:54 +0000 Tanya Koonce 4113 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Studying the future of Taft Homes LISC awards $125,000 in local neighborhood grants http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/lisc-awards-125000-local-neighborhood-grants <p>Peoria’s Local Initiative Support Corporation, known as LISC, is delivering its first round of grant funding for projects in the East Bluff and South Side neighborhoods. The $125,000 in “early action” grant funding is going directly to groups working to develop things like community gardens, nutrition classes, and literacy and GED classes. Brandon Holmes is the director of the Greater Peoria LISC. He says the money will help local projects that improve safety, help raise property values and create opportunities for residents that might not otherwise happen.</p> Thu, 04 Apr 2013 22:35:29 +0000 Alex Rusciano 3514 at http://peoriapublicradio.org LISC awards $125,000 in local neighborhood grants