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Where We Work

Greater Kansas City LISC supports redevelopment in more than 100 square miles of metro area neighborhoods, with a special emphasis on urban-core projects. 

Our extensive experience with redevelopment locally and nationally, has shown that a geographically targeted approach is the most efficient and effective use of time and limited resources.  Therefore, the majority of our investments are concentrated in NeighborhoodsNOW communities - promising neighborhoods where comprehensive, sustainable revitalization can be achieved in quantifiable and tangible ways. In these target neighborhoods we concentrate our full array of programs and grants, loans and equity investments in order to produce comprehensive results.

Beyond this focused effort, Greater Kansas City LISC responds to opportunities in the marketplace through our Greater KC Support Program which provides service to urban areas and to community groups as requested, as long as certain criteria are met.  Typically, in these non-NeighborhoodsNOW urban communities and in near-suburban areas,  LISC fosters community-based development efforts through civic engagement, provision of technical assistance, and investment of loans and equity to support affordable housing and economic development.  

LISC will provide these services if the following criteria are met:

  1. The community is one that needs the assistance of LISC, is low-income, has significant blight, or is struggling with affordability issues. 
  2. LISC is wanted by the community and the investment conforms to the community’s priorities.
  3. There are resources available beyond those of LISC to ensure long-term feasibility. 
  4. The project makes a quantifiable difference to the neighborhood and the quality of life of residents.

Request for LISC services in areas which are targeted due to specific community development projects, civic priorities, or where a strong nonprofit group is producing outcomes, will be pursued based on the strength of the opportunity.  Contact Stephen Samuels more information. 

Most Recent Items:

LISC Investment Reaps Beautiful Rewards

Dingy, blank walls along Independence Avenue have been transformed into works of art with the help of a $10,000 grant from Greater Kansas City LISC.  The new mural serves to deter graffiti while giving youths in the area a creative outlet and a chance to hone their artistic skills

Quality of Life Information Series: Mental Health First Aid

Blue Hills Community Services is hosting an informational called Mental Helath First Aid - a groundbreaking public educational program that helps individuals understand and respond to signs of mental illness and substance abuse.

Open House for 5008 Prospect

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