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Hartford Neighborhood Development Support Collaborative


Hartford LISC manages the Hartford Neighborhood Development Support Collaborative (HNDSC), a collaborative of 11 local philanthropic organizations, including community, family and corporate foundations, and the United Way.

HNDSC seeks to build strong, healthy neighborhoods in Hartford by strengthening Hartford-based CDCs’ capacity to create quality affordable housing; expand economic opportunity; and improve the quality of life in neighborhoods through community partnerships and strategies.

Towards these goals, HNDSC provides: 

  • Technical assistance with organizational and neighborhood development;
  • Access to training and educational opportunities for CDCs; and
  • Operating support grants.

HNDSC leverages technical assistance from LISC, ensuring coordinated services and investment to Hartford CDCs.

Since 1995, HNDSC has provided $11.9 million in grant support to 11 Hartford CDCs.