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Houston LISC transforms distressed urban neighborhoods into healthy sustainable communities - good places to work, do business and raise children.
Houston LISC takes a holistic approach towards community development, one that focuses on all aspects of a sustainable community to make it a good place to live, do business, work and raise families. We are the Houston site of the Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC), the nation's largest community development organization.
LISC’s collaborative methods address the aspects of a sustainable community at every level, from building the leadership skills of neighborhood leaders to running a network of Financial Opportunity Centers that help with employment and financial literacy.
LISC brings resources – grants, loans, technical assistance, national expertise and training – to local neighborhoods and engages law makers on city-wide redevelopment policies to support sustainable development.
We help neighbors build communities.
LISC today announced expanded funding in Houston for just that kind of bundled approach to financial counseling. Thanks to a new grant from State Farm and ongoing support from United Way THRIVE, and corporate and private foundations, six LISC Financial Opportunity Centers across the city will be able to provide a range of employment services, financial education, and planning support—including work around taxes and public benefits—to a growing number of households.
In a new Huffington Post blog, LISC's Erik Takeshita chronicles his cross-country look at how arts and culture programs are helping breathe new life into low-income communities.
LISC’s network of Financial Opportunity Centers (FOCs) have a new home on the web at www.lisc.org/isd. Along with our partners, The United Way and MDC, LISC created this website as a clearinghouse for information on what is called "Integrated Services Delivery," the general term for income-boosting and expense-reducing programs that are provided through LISC's network and other groups.
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