Helping Neighbors Build Communities

Learn More

Coming Home to Small-Town Connecticut

4.27.2017 - - In a state where housing has become increasingly unaffordable for working families and low-income people who’ve made their lives there, LISC supports small-scale developments in suburban and rural areas. Part of the work is helping towns that once rejected affordable housing begin to see how the int [...]

All our stories
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
$17.3 billion
total invested
leading to
$52 billion
in total development
Building Bridges to 21st-century Careers

Yohannes Kassaye is a client of JVS (Jewish Vocational Services) in Boston, whose Bridges to College and Careers Pathways program helps topple barriers to employment for low- and moderate-income residents. This free 23-week college prep program segues into a professional curriculum at community colleges that prepares people to work in growth industries short on talent. LISC has committed $675,00 over three years for the JVS Bridges initiative. Kassaye, a native of Ethiopia, describes how the pro [...]

Read on