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There’s More to Transit-Oriented Development Than Meets the Eye

Resilient Communities, Resilient Families

For nearly 35 years, we've partnered with residents, community-based organizations, and city and state governments across Massachusetts to provide the resources, expertise, and connections necessary to build and sustain resilient communities and families. In that time, we've developed a unique, holistic strategy for facilitating neighborhood-led change and increasing equity.  We call it Resilient Communities, Resilient Families, or RCRF.

RCRF encompasses housing and jobs, financial security, safe and healthy neighborhoods, education, arts and recreation, and much more. The tools we employ vary depending on the needs and concerns of a given community, but the goal is always the same: to give residents a voice, and to help them shape their neighborhoods into places where they and their families can thrive.


9.18.2017 - ,

To Go Full Steam Ahead, Transit-Oriented Development Must Be Inclusive

There’s burgeoning public support for mass transit all across the country. But to create livable neighborhoods along transit corridors that connect people with opportunity demands inclusive transit-oriented development. Our mandate, writes Maurice Jones, CEO of LISC, is to help ensure that everyone benefits from the prosperity coming down the line.

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9.07.2017 - ,

“We Are All Dreamers”

LISC CEO Maurice Jones weighs in on the critical role immigrants have always played in the social, economic and spiritual life of this country. The Dreamers, as 800,000 young people supported by the DACA program are known, are valuable assets to our schools, workplaces and neighborhoods, and we need their participation, just as they need a pathway to citizenship.