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Welcome to Hartford LISC!

Hartford LISC is one of over 30 local programs of the Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC), the nation’s largest community development support organization. Our mission is to help community residents create healthy and sustainable places of choice and opportunity – good places to live, work, raise children and conduct business. We mobilize corporate, government, individual donor and philanthropic support and invest these resources into the projects, programs and initiatives that build on the assets and address the challenges of Hartford's neighborhoods.


Bank of America's Charitable Foundation Continues Support of Hartford and Fairfield County Funders’ Collaboratives

Bank of America's Charitable Foundation has announced a $15,000 grant to continue its support of the Hartford Neighborhood Development Support Collaborative (HNDSC) and The Fairfield County Funders’ Collaborative for Affordable Housing. Through these programs, Bank of America leverages the contributions over 20 other philanthropic organizations to promote affordable housing and to build strong, healthy neighborhoods.    


Making the Case for Affordable Housing

LISC led a workshop on "making the case for affordable housing" at the annual conference of the Connecticut Housing Coalition on September 29, 2105 at the Connecticut Convention Center.

Widespread research demonstrates that affordable housing enables families to thrive while also supporting healthy local economies. Attendees heard the experiences of housing groups in Waterbury, Norfolk and Ridgefield on approachesthey have taken to raise awareness and advance affordable housing development in their cities and towns.

LISC's presentation is available to dowload here.


New Loan Fund to Attract Transit Oriented Development

The Connecticut TOD Fund

The State of Connecticut is making an historic investment in transit that opens the door to economic vitality and opportunity. The State of Connecticut, the Connecticut Housing Finance Authority (CHFA) and the Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC) have created a new $15 million loan fund to encourage transit oriented development around station stops along CTfastrak and the New Haven-Hartford-Springfield rail corridor.The fund will offer predevelopment and acquisition financing to eligible projects and developers.

Transit oriented development (TOD) features a mix of uses, including new housing, retail,
commercial and office space near transit stops. TOD encourages the use of mass transit, reduces reliance on driving and fosters more compact, walkable communities. TOD can help communities expand access to jobs and education while jump-starting community revitalization.

Hartford Business Journal Sees Transit Spurring Development

The Hartford Business Journal identified several transit-oriented development projects near CTFastrak stations. These projects are great examples of how the Connecticut TOD Fund might be used. 

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Hartford Highlights

Since 1984, Hartford LISC has invested over $20 million to create:

  • 1,700 units of housing,

  • 147,000 sq. ft. commercial space,

  • 6 community centers and

  • 8 child care centers serving over 1,000 children.

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