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What is LISC?

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.

LISC Stories

From National LISC:
8.21.2019 -

New Ideas from a New Generation: LISC’s Emerging Leaders Council

There’s a new kind of board at LISC, composed of a diverse crew of younger professionals who are leaders in their fields. Their mission? To bring fresh perspectives, networks and attention to LISC’s work and help us achieve even greater impact in the communities we care about.

From National LISC:
7.24.2019 - ,

For Survivors of Domestic Violence, Money Matters: Q&A with Natalia Otero

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.

7.12.2019 - , , ,

Community members purchase building to maintain affordability in DC’s wealthiest Ward

The 3218 Wisconsin Ave. Cooperative is the first affordable housing project involving city financing in Ward 3 in recent history.