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With residents and partners, LISC forges resilient and inclusive communities of opportunity across America – great places to live, work, visit, do business and raise families.
We envision a future in which every low- and moderate-income community has the opportunity to thrive.
Guided by a goal to foster socially and economically vibrant neighborhoods with living-wage jobs, thriving local businesses, quality housing options and reliable transportation, we rely on the collective wisdom of those who know their neighborhoods best. Equally important, we seek to ensure that as neighborhoods improve, current residents are empowered to stay and contribute to the future of their communities.
In support of this vision, LISC Chicago works with our partners to help remove the underlying regulatory, cultural and financial barriers that too often impede both individual and community progress.
Relationships – We establish and maintain respectful, reciprocal relationships rooted in integrity, accountability and trust.
Stewardship – We are innovative, flexible and responsible in our management and investment of resources.
Coordinated Action – We support community institutions and leaders to transform locally developed goals into visible, positive change for people and places.
Commitment – We invest in our local partners and believe sustainable community development takes time, talent, and leadership.