LISC National

What We Do 


Greater Kansas City LISC coordinates and invests resources that grow community pride and revitalize neighborhoods into healthy, sustainable communities. Through the work and programs highlighted below, we support the five goals of a sustainable community – from affordable housing and economic development to good health, education and family financial stability.

Financial Opportunity Centers

Greater Kansas City LISC and United Way of Greater Kansas City have partnered to bring to Kansas City a network of Financial Opportunity Centers to help low-income families stabilize their long-term financial outlook.

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NeighborhoodsNOW

NeighborhoodsNOW is LISC's approach to comprehensive neighborhood revitalization. Since 2006, we have been investing in the capacity and vitality of six neighborhoods in Kansas City, Missouri and Kansas City, Kansas.

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Creative Placemaking

Artistic and cultural activities strengthen a community, particularly when they reveal and celebrate its character and identity. LISC supports residents coming together to make social, physical and economic changes in their neighborhoods through the arts and culture. 

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Crime and Safety

Greater Kansas City LISC’s focus on crime and safety helps to establish problem-solving partnerships among law enforcement, community developers, neighborhood leaders, residents, business owners and members of other neighborhood institutions. 

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Choice Neighborhoods

The goal of the Choice Neighborhoods Initiative is to use the transformation of public housing stock—in this case, the Chouteau Courts public housing complex—as a catalyst for improving the quality of life for public housing residents as well as residents of four surrounding neighborhoods.

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KC-CUR

Greater Kansas City LISC is working in partnership with the City of Kansas City, Missouri, Urban Neighborhood Initiative, Mid-America Regional Council, and the Kansas City District Council of the Urban Land Institute to redevelop Kansas City’s urban core east of Troost Avenue.

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Urban Developers Exchange

The Urban Developers Exchange event series attracts nearly 100 developers, bankers and policy-makers to network and share insights about creative financing and market conditions that can bring Kansas City urban core projects from concept to completion.

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