LISC Names a New CEO

6.16.2016 - - Maurice Jones, Virginia’s commerce secretary and a former HUD official, has been chosen to serve as LISC’s new president and CEO. He succeeds Michael Rubinger, who will step down after 17 years as CEO. Jones brings to the leadership role a career’s worth of business, management and policy experience [...]

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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.

1982:
$10 million
invested
1989:
$100 million
invested
2006:
$1 billion
invested
Since 1980
$16.2 billion
total invested

$48.5 billion
total leveraged
A Tragedy in Houston Shines a Harsh Light on the City’s Safety Troubles

Last month, an 11-year-old boy was murdered as he walked the seven blocks home from school in Houston’s Northside neighborhood. The tragedy has thrown the area’s ongoing community safety work into sharp relief. Crime has declined. But according to a Houston Chronicle op-ed by leaders of Go Neighborhoods, LISC’s close partner, without serious help from city officials to stem old and new crime drivers, violence will continue to plague the community.[...]

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