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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.
How can we support tenants and their housing rights through organizing, education, and public policy? Robert Wohl, the Latino Economic Development Center's Tenant Organizing Manager, has some ideas.
At last Saturday’s ribbon cutting for the newly renovated Sarah’s Circle senior housing building, DC Department of Housing and Community Development (DHCD) Director Polly Donaldson issued a call to action: “do more” — develop more affordable housing to benefit low income Washingtonians. Read more.
A deeply-reported MarketWatch article unpacks the incredibly complex process of creating affordable housing by profiling an apartment complex in Washington D.C. that LISC has helped preserve. Extensive interviews with our CEO, LISC D.C. executive director Ramon Jacobson and senior program officer Adam Kent are at the heart of this emblematic story of how we bring together private and public capital partners with developers and residents, and work to empower people to stay in the places they call home. A must read.
Ramon Jacobson has been named to lead the dynamic LISC program office in the nation’s capital. He is building on decades of local work to expand affordable housing, businesses, health, safety and jobs throughout the region.