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We are LISC DC, the local office of the nation’s largest community development support organization, working in Washington, DC's neighborhoods since 1982. We combine corporate, government, and philanthropic resources and invest them in DC’s neighborhoods. Since our founding, we have invested $369 million, leveraging $2 billion to build or preserve over 12,000 affordable homes and nearly 3 million square feet of retail, community, and educational space.
What does financial stability have to do with surviving domestic violence? Plenty, according to Natalia Otero, co-founder and executive director of Survivors and Advocates for Empowerment (DC SAFE) and a 2019 Rubinger Fellow. In a conversation with LISC, she shares some of her insight and new findings about the critical “investment” of helping abuse survivors get to financial independence.
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The 3218 Wisconsin Ave. Cooperative is the first affordable housing project involving city financing in Ward 3 in recent history.
As Independence Day approaches, we at LISC are reflecting on the ideals upon which our country was founded, and what they mean to us today. Our mission, in fact, is a call to realize those ideals in their best, most inclusive sense. And that demands a dynamic, unrelenting push to close the gap between our principles as a nation and the reality in which too many Americans exist.