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Summary: Virginia LISC (PDF)

Challenged neighborhoods in Virginia are benefitting from new affordable housing, new community facilities, revitalized neighborhood commercial corridors and innovative community safety initiatives thanks to our partnerships across the state. In 2009, our Building Sustainable Communities work—known locally as United for Progress (UP) Neighborhoods Initiatives—moved forward with the selection of five targeted areas in Richmond and Petersburg. We selected Pathways of Petersburg as our convening agency in our first UP neighborhood. Work is set to begin in the Greater Fulton Hill neighborhood as our next UP neighborhood. We celebrated two revitalized football facilities with Richmond’s Department of Recreation and Parks, thanks to National LISC’s decade-long collaboration with the NFL Grassroots program. We supported Boaz and Ruth, an offender re-entry program in Highland Park, and were honored they were selected as a recipient of Metlife’s community safety award. Each of the activities have furthered the broader revitalization efforts that are the focus of UP Neighborhoods.

Cumulative Statistics

  • $76,111,232
    in total investments
    (LISC and affiliates)
  • 2,970 affordable homes and apartments
  • 454,139 square feet of retail and community space
  • $382,657,902 leveraged

2009 Statistics

  • $1,058,750
    in total investments
    (LISC and affiliates)
  • 127 affordable homes and apartments
  • $20,225,125 leveraged


Private Sector Support

  • Bank of America
  • BB&T Charitable Foundation
  • Stewart & Lissy Bryan
  • Michael Buseck
  • The Cameron Foundation
  • Capital One
  • CRT/tanaka
  • Susan F. Dewey
  • Dominion
  • John G. Finneran, Jr.
  • Frank & Susan Genovese
  • Greater Richmond Association for Commercial Real Estate
  • The Home Depot Foundation
  • Hunton & Williams LLP
  • Tom Jacobson
  • LandAmerica Financial Group, Inc.
  • LeClair Ryan
  • Mutual Assurance Society of Virginia
  • Performance Food Group
  • R.E.B. Foundation
  • Richmond Association of Realtors
  • Robins Foundation
  • Roslyn Farm Corporation
  • S.L. Nusbaum Realty Company
  • Mark Strickler
  • SunTrust Bank, Mid-Atlantic
  • James E. Ukrop
  • Ukrop's Super Markets Foundation
  • Universal Leaf Foundation
  • The Wachovia Wells Fargo Foundation
  • Robert Walker

Public Sector Support

  • Corporation for National and Community Service
  • U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development