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The New Communities Program (NCP) is a long-term initiative of LISC Chicago that supports comprehensive community development in 16 Chicago neighborhoods. NCP has been rejuvenating challenged communities, bolstering those in danger of losing ground, and preserving the diversity of areas in the path of gentrification. The NCP initiative spans a cross-section of Chicago's South, Southwest, West and Northwest sides. The vast scope of projects and neighborhoods that the NCP initiative has influenced is a model for LISC’s Building Sustainable Communities strategy to expand investment in housing and real estate; increase family income and assets; stimulate economic development, improve access to quality education and support healthy environments and lifestyles.

Cumulative Statistics

  • $662,614,626
    in total investments
    (LISC and affiliates)
  • 28,614 affordable homes and apartments
  • 3,766,904 square feet of retail and community space
  • $3,666,626,812 leveraged

2009 Statistics

  • $35,241,076
    in total investments
    (LISC and affiliates)
  • 360 affordable homes and apartments
  • 90,000 square feet of retail and community space
  • $108,241,240 leveraged


Private Sector Support

  • Allstate Insurance Company
  • Applegate & Thorne Thomsen, P.C.
  • The Atlantic Philanthropies
  • Bank of America
  • Neil Bluhm
  • The Bobins Foundation
  • Joel Bookman
  • Brinshore Development LLC
  • The Annie E. Casey Foundation
  • Charter One Bank Foundation
  • The Chicago Bears
  • Chicago Community Loan Fund
  • The Chicago Community Trust
  • Chicago Tourism Fund
  • Chicago Tribune Foundation
  • Citi Foundation
  • Cole Taylor Bank
  • CVS Caremark Charitable Trust
  • Dr. Scholl Foundation
  • The Richard H. Driehaus Foundation
  • Easton Sports Development Foundation
  • Fannie Mae
  • First Eagle Bank
  • Freed Family Foundation
  • Harris Bank
  • Hill Mechanical Group
  • Holsten Real Estate Development Corporation
  • The Home Depot Foundation
  • Integrys Energy Group
  • Valerie Jarrett
  • JPMorgan Chase
  • Koldyke Family Fund at The Chicago Community Trust
  • Living Cities
  • The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation
  • Walter S. Mander Foundation
  • Matanky Realty Group
  • MB Financial Bank
  • Miner Barnhill & Galland
  • The Elizabeth Morse Charitable Trust
  • National City Bank (acquired by PNC Bank)
  • NFL Youth Football Fund
  • Northern Trust
  • Oprah's Angel Network
  • PNC Foundation
  • Polk Bros. Foundation
  • Polk Family Charitable Fund
  • The PrivateBank and Trust Company
  • RBC Capital Markets
  • Related Midwest
  • S.B. Friedman & Company
  • Searle Funds at The Chicago Community Trust
  • ShoreBank
  • State Farm
  • Steans Family Foundation
  • United Center Joint Venture
  • United Way of Metropolitan Chicago
  • U.S. Bank
  • The University of Chicago
  • VNA Foundation
  • Walsh Construction Company

Public Sector Support

  • City of Chicago
  • Corporation for National and Community Service
  • Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity
  • Illinois Housing Development Authority
  • U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development