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Solar Power to the People

Solar power cuts utilities bills by up to 50percent

10.25.2016 - - At long last, solar energy is being scaled for widespread use by low-income residents. Community HousingWorks, a LISC partner and affordable housing developer in San Diego County, is leading the charge. [...]

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What is LISC?

The Local Initiatives Support Corporation, known as LISC, is one of the largest organizations in the country supporting projects to revitalize communities. These include more affordable housing, better schools, safer streets, growing businesses and programs improving financial stability. We provide the capital, strategy and know-how to local groups to get this done. As a result, more than five million Americans live in stronger, thriving communities. See our reach as a national nonprofit and see how we work.

$10 million
$100 million
$1 billion
Since 1980
$16.2 billion
total invested

$48.5 billion
total leveraged
Forget Burning Man. The White House Lawn is Where It’s At.

Adam Kent, a program officer with LISC Washington D.C., won an invitation to South by South Lawn, aka SXSL, President Obama’s recent festival of ideas, innovation and organizing at the White House. Kent gives us a peak into the celebratory day of schmoozing, music and passionate oratory about the imperative of social change and equity.[...]

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