LISC National
What We Do

Affordable Housing


A safe, affordable home is one of the basic requisites of life—a key to individual health and well-being, and the foundation for sustainable, economically vibrant and diverse neighborhoods.

Housing is where LISC started. And it’s still the cornerstone of our mission, even as our vision has expanded to incorporate strategies to improve education, health, safety, and economic growth in the places where we work. LISC helps make quality, affordable housing available to low-income and vulnerable residents—from seniors to veterans to the formerly homeless—in underserved communities.

Erna P. Harris affordable housing project in Berkeley, CA developed by LISC's partner Resources for Community Development.
Erna P. Harris affordable housing project in Berkeley, CA developed by LISC's partner Resources for Community Development.

To make this all happen, LISC provides grants, loans and equity for nearly every aspect of development, from planning and acquisition to construction and renovation. We offer technical assistance, data, and mapping tools to community-based organizations working to improve the supply and condition of affordable housing in their neighborhoods. And we advocate for good housing policy at all levels of government.