LISC National

What We Do

LISC takes a comprehensive approach to community development that addresses six keys to creating a sustainable community for those who live and work in underserved communities:

  • Expanding investment in housing and other real estate
  • Increasing family income and wealth
  • Stimulating local and regional economic activity
  • Improving access to quality education
  • Fostering livable, safe and healthy environments
  • Strengthening community leadership and engagement

As part of its mission to help residents and community-based development organizations transform distressed communities into healthy sustainable ones, LISC takes a multi-pronged approach focusing on key levers to impact communities and families.

Houston LISC Programs

GO (Great Opportunities) Neighborhoods

A holistic, community-led neighborhood revitalization initiative that addresses the many aspects of a strong, healthy community

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Financial Opportunity Centers

Place-based career and financial service centers integrated into established community service centers.

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Loans & Real Estate Financing

Supporting an investment strategy in local development by providing loans, lines of credit, grants and recoverable grants, and equity investments to CDCs, nonprofits and mission driven for-profit developers in the greater Houston area.​

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Technical Assistance & Capacity Building

Drawing on best practices and expertise to enhance the capacity of local non-profit agencies to launch and expand critical programming.​

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AmeriCorps

Federally- funded national service program that places dedicated individuals within partner organizations to work on valuable projects for ten months.  

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NFL Grassroots

Partnering with National Football League Youth Football Fund to provide financing and technical assistance to build new football fields or refurbish old ones.

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Public Policy

Influencing critical conversations at the local level and advocating for redevelopment policies that align with best practices in sustainable community development.

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