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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.


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Pitch-perfect businesses

Local Initiatives Support Corporation Boston hosted their third annual pitch contest for early-stage startups owned by women and minority entrepreneurs last week in Dorchester, awarding up to $12,500 in cash prizes sponsored by Citizens Bank.

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LISC Boston Hiring Program Officer - Program Operations

LISC’s Boston office seeks a full-time Program Officer (PO) who will split her or his time between program operations (LISC AmeriCorps, Housing and Economic Development) and Strategic Operations (Communications, Fundraising and Reporting). LISC Boston works with CDCs, nonprofits and community-based entrepreneurs throughout Greater Boston and Massachusetts to finance affordable multi-family rental housing, homeownership opportunities, commercial properties, small businesses and community facilities.

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Building Communities of Promise and Possibility

LISC participated in the working group that led to the Building Communities of Promise and Possibility report. The focus is on decaying housing and weak markets, mostly gateway cities but not exclusively. There is a legislative agenda in here that involves technical fixes and requests for resources. MassInc held a legislative breakfast where Housing leaders gathered with members of the Gateway Cities Legislative Caucus on Wednesday January 9, 2019. One theme that emerged from the housing discussion was the work on owner-occupied 1-3 family and small rental development repair/rehab.