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Supporting Economic Inclusion in Disadvantaged Communities: A Case for Inclusive Public Procurement Policies

Everyone In Economic Inclusion Initiative Phase 1 Report

Food, Equity and Economic Development

Trainings & Events

2019 Mayor's Small Business Summit


4.22.2019 - ,

Partner Highlight: CRCD's  Residences on Main Project

The joint venture partnership between LA Family Housing (LAFH) and Coalition for Responsible Community Development (CRCD) announced the groundbreaking of their newest project, The Residences on Main. This new construction project is a 49 unit affordable housing development providing permanent homes for 25 chronically homeless Transition Age Youth and 24 homeless families earning 30-50% area median income (AMI) or below. 

4.12.2019 - ,

A New CEO for National Equity Fund

National Equity Fund (NEF), LISC’s affiliate and one of the leading syndicators of Low-Income Housing Tax Credits (LIHTC) in the country, has named Matthew Reilein as president and CEO. Reilein, brings a career’s-worth of experience driving capital into low-income communities and most recently served as managing director of Cresset Partners, where he oversaw community development and opportunity zones initiatives. He succeeds Joseph S. Hagen, who is retiring after 19 years at NEF’s helm.

4.04.2019 - ,

Crusading for the Rights of Street Vendors: Q&A with Rudy Espinoza

As a long-time advocate for L.A.’s street vendors who have had to contend with harassment, fines and confiscation of their equipment and wares, Rudy Espinoza sees L.A.'s recent legalization as a huge step in the direction of fair treatment and economic opportunity for vendors.

4.03.2019 - ,

Funder Spotlight: City National Bank, Helping Communities Thrive

City National Bank proudly invests in the communities where they work, live and conduct business. Contributing to the economic and cultural vitality of their communities not only has a positive, measurable impact on the growth and prosperity of those communities, but it makes good business sense for them.

4.03.2019 - ,

Partner Highlight: HUD Section 4 Grant Increases Capacity Of West Angeles CDC

Through a HUD Section 4 grant, LA LISC sponsored West Angeles CDC’s West Angeles Concierge Suites in Inglewood. These suites are the perfect work spaces for creative professionals & entrepreneurs and assist underserved professionals and entrepreneurs in Los Angeles County.

4.03.2019 - ,

Changemakers LA Episode #9: Economic Inclusion In The City Of Long Beach

For our 9th Changemakers LA episode, we are excited to have four leaders from various organizations for a conversation about economic inclusion in the City of Long Beach.

4.02.2019 - ,

PATH Ventures Bike PATH Program

LA LISC selected PATH Ventures to be a recipient of HUD Section 4 funding in 2016 as a part of our local Elevating Equity: Health and Housing program. We offered the award to build the capacity of PATH Ventures (PV) to implement the vision of the Bike PATH program.


About Us

The Local Initiatives Support Corporation is one of the largest organizations in the country supporting projects to revitalize low-income communities. This comprehensive approach includes more affordable housing, better schools, safer streets, growing businesses and programs improving financial stability.

LA LISC brings together key local partners, community leaders, and decision-makers to take on pressing challenges, incubate innovative solutions, and develop smarter public policies. Our organization leverages its extensive toolkit of loans, grants, equity investments, and local expertise to enact meaningful change for Los Angeles' moderate - and low-income communities of color.