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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.
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
Greater Kansas City LISC is pleased to announce that Steve Weatherford has joined the local team as Senior Program Officer for Community Development and Lending. Steve shares, “I am thrilled to be returning to my Kansas City roots and applying my experience where it can matter most. Nothing gave me more satisfaction throughout my career than providing an affordable, quality home to a family, or cutting the ribbon with new business owners in a formerly distressed commercial area. LISC is an obvious fit for me and I am looking forward to new relationships and opportunities for collaborative investments.”
Three new Local Advisory Board members are helping increase our impact in Kansas City area low-income neighorhoods. Learn who...
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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