- About Us
- Our Work
Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC) equips communities with the capital, strategy, and know-how to become places where people can thrive. Working with local leaders, we invest in affordable housing, health, education, public safety and employment – all basic needs that must be tackled so that progress in one area is not undermined by neglect in another.
As part of a national organization with deep local roots, LISC Boston is uniquely positioned to share resources, best practices, and innovations with the communities we serve. We provide funding, financing, and technical assistance to community development corporations (CDCs), nonprofit developers, grassroots organizations, as well as policy and advocacy organizations throughout Massachusetts.
Support for local, minority and female entrepreneurs is another element of LISC's wealth building platform. LISC Boston recently received a grant to support this work from Massachusetts Growth Capital Corporation (MGCC). The funds will be used to provide technical assistance and microloans, to build a pipeline of growth-ready small businesses. Awards to LISC and other grantees were announced by Lieutenant Governor Polito at startup cafe Strong Style Coffee in Fitchburg, with Nam Pham, Assistant Secretary of Business Development and International Trade, and MGCC president Larry Andrews looking on.
On November 14th, Citizens Bank Chairman and CEO Bruce Van Saun, Massachusetts President Jerry Sargent along with Boston Mayor Martin J. Walsh helped to announce the 2018 Citizens Helping Citizens Strengthen Communities awards. This opportunity was part of a new national partnership supporting health related workforce development trainings where three cities across the country were selected to enhance their existing Bridges to Career Opportunities (BCO) programming.
Local Initiative Support Corporation (LISC) Boston is staffing up to grow our affordable housing and economic development lending, and to empower community groups through housing and real estate-based strategies. We are looking for a high-energy, creative, agile colleague with experience in real estate finance or development and interest in driving strategic initiatives to finance affordable housing, economic development, community-driven opportunity zone investment, and more.