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Our 2012-2014 Case for Support Brochure

Our Mission: Helping Build Sustainable Communities

Greater Kansas City LISC (Local Initiative Support Corporation) is dedicated to attracting, coordinating and providing resources to assist in the transformation of targeted neighborhoods into healthy, sustainable communities in partnership with their residents. We accomplish this by:

Working with neighborhood residents to create and implement Quality of Life Plans to meet their economic, safety, housing and educational needs.

Establishing partnerships, collaborations and strategic alliances to bring financial resources, policies and programs to achieve community improvement objectives.

Measuring progress and communicating results so that stakeholders can benchmark and share successful strategies and tactics.

LISC made its first investment in Kansas City in 1981 and officially opened an office in 1991. Since 1981, we have invested over $143 million in metropolitan Kansas City, which has leveraged nearly $610 million in total development.  This investment has resulted in:

5,881 new and rehabbed homes and apartments
5,393 minor home repairs
1,403,725 square feet of retail and commercial facilities
942,435 square feet of community facilities and sports fields

Simply put, Greater Kansas City LISC is a community economic development engine
that is transforming some of our most challenging neighborhoods across
the bi-state core into healthy and sustainable communities.

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Join the Greater Kansas City LISC Team

LISC is a national nonprofit intermediary that provides financial and technical assistance to community-based organizations, public agencies and for-profit entities focused on the redevelopment of urban neighborhoods and rural communities. Active in over 30 cities around the country, LISC is the nation’s leading nonprofit support organization in the affordable housing and community development field. Under the direction of a local advisory board, Greater Kansas City LISC works with a broad array of stakeholders to improve the physical environment of targeted neighborhoods, enhance economic activity, increase the wealth and income of residents, improve access to high quality education, and provide more active living options through healthy food access and community safety initiatives. Join our team.

Welcome New Board Members

Three new Local Advisory Board members are helping increase our impact in Kansas City area low-income neighorhoods. Learn who...

Bank of America and LISC partner to lift families out of poverty

Bank of America and Local Initiatives Support Corporation recently announced a new $3.75 million commitment by the bank to support LISC redevelopment efforts in urban cities across America. Kansas City is one of 20 cities that benefit from the LISC/Bank of America partnership. Read how this partnership is changing lives in Kansas City.

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