Catalyzing Opportunity for All

Putting Faith in a Local—and Ingenious—Solution for Affordable Housing

2.19.2020 - - LISC’s New York Land Opportunity Program is helping churches and other mission-driven groups scale the steep learning curve that leads to developing affordable housing on their land. Three years in, the effort is making promising inroads into the city’s affordable housing crisis, and inspiring simil [...]

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What is LISC?

The Local Initiatives Support Corporation, known as LISC, is one of the country's largest social enterprise supporting projects and programs to revitalize communities and bring greater economic opportunity to residents. We invest in affordable housing, high-quality schools, safer streets, growing businesses and programs that connect people with financial opportunity. We provide the capital, strategy and know-how to local partners to get this done. Our work impacts the lives of millions of Americans in both rural areas and urban centers across the country. See our reach as a national nonprofit and see how we work.

Grants
$1 billion
Loans
$4.1 billion
Equity
$14.9 billion
Since 1979
$20 billion
total investment
leading to
$60.4 billion
in total development
Community Wise Podcast: A Conversation with Annie Donovan

In the first episode of 2020, Maurice speaks with LISC COO Annie Donovan about her journey before coming to LISC, lessons learned from community development finance and the continuous success of the CDFI model. [...]

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