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Summary: Washington, DC LISC (PDF)

LISC has been revitalizing communities and changing lives in Washington, D.C. for 27 years. Our Building Sustainable Communities work builds and preserves affordable housing, supports green development efforts, expands affordable child care options, and supports arts programs. Much of our work is focused on our targeted neighborhoods of Ivy City, Southwest, and Congress Heights where we are taking a comprehensive approach to Quality-of-Life challenges facing residents. In 2009, that included work to ensure that the homeless and those with special needs have access to the housing and services they need to regain their independence. Our recent supportive housing efforts are focused on service-enriched homes for women and families, as well as youth and teen mothers aging out of foster care. These projects, like so many others we support, contribute to the stability, diversity, and growth of the communities where they are built. They are Building Sustainable Communities.

Cumulative Statistics

  • $113,986,338
    in total investments
    (LISC and affiliates)
  • 4,301 affordable homes and apartments
  • 1,664,486 square feet of retail and community space
  • $610,076,092 leveraged

2009 Statistics

  • $2,918,640
    in total investments
    (LISC and affiliates)
  • 129 affordable homes and apartments
  • $26,748,835 leveraged


Private Sector Support

  • Paul & Catherine Armington
  • Bank of America
  • Richard Bradley & Ellen McCarthy
  • The Morris and Gwendolyn Cafritz Foundation
  • Daniel J. Callahan III
  • The Annie E. Casey Foundation
  • City First Bank of DC
  • Fannie Mae
  • Freddie Mac
  • James & Kathryn Gibson
  • HSBC Bank USA, N.A.
  • Sandra Jibrell
  • Living Cities
  • ElChino Martin
  • Eugene and Agnes E. Meyer Foundation
  • NCB
  • NFL Youth Football Fund
  • M. Craig Pascal
  • James Pickman
  • PNC Foundation
  • Elizabeth Priaulx
  • Lewis Rumford III
  • Richard Snowdon
  • State Farm
  • Barry S. and Evelyn M. Strauch Foundation
  • SunTrust Bank
  • The Wachovia Wells Fargo Foundation
  • Thomas Wilbur
  • William C. Smith and Company

Public Sector Support

  • U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development