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About Houston LISC

Houston LISC is a local office of the Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC), the nation’s largest community development support organization. With residents and partners, we forge resilient and inclusive communities of opportunity across America – great places to live, work, visit, do business and raise families. By providing capital, technical expertise and training, LISC helps to develop local leaders and invest in the creation and growth of affordable housing, local community centers, and businesses that create new jobs.

Hurricane Harvey Relief Fund

Houston LISC in collaboration with Harvey Home Repair Collaborative members Fifth Ward Community Redevelopment Corporation, Houston Habitat for Humanity, Rebuilding Together Houston, Tejano Center for Community Concerns are recipients of the Hurricane Harvey Relief Fund, overseen by the Greater Houston Community Foundation. For home repair assistance, visit


6.13.2019 - ,

LISC & Union Pacific Team Up to Bolster Job Seekers’ Interview Skills

For any job seeker, an interview is perhaps the most important factor determining their chance of employment. And for many people, even knowing where to start can be overwhelming. LISC & Union Pacific combined forces on March 7th at the Union Pacific office in Houston to give Financial Opportunity Center (FOC) clients a chance at a real mock interview with a potential employer.

6.06.2019 - ,

NFL/LISC Grassroots Program & Houston Texans Grant $250,000 For New Field In East Houston

New Vision Community Development Corporation’s camp in Houston is getting a new synthetic surface football field thanks in part to a $250,000 grant from the Houston Texans through the National Football League Foundation Grassroots Program. The grant from the Texans, the NFL Foundation, and Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC) is part of $3 million in field refurbishment awards allocated this year.

From National LISC:
4.24.2019 -

A Night To Remember

On the evening of April 23rd, 700 partners, colleagues and allies gathered to officially mark LISC's 40th anniversary at a gala celebration in New York City. Special guests and speakers included New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy, St. Paul Mayor Melvin Carter, former Vice President Walter Mondale, former HUD Secretary Henry Cisneros, and former Secretary of Health and Human Services Sylvia Mathews Burwell. And of course, our 20-year board chair, former US Treasury Secretary Robert E. Rubin, the evening's distinguished honoree.