LISC National


6.14.2017 -

Two Shades of Green program improves health, reduces costs at NYC affordable housing developments

Earlier this month, LISC NYC and partners celebrated Two Shades of Green — a collaboration of city, corporate and community partners that are leveraging green strategies and investments to improve the quality of life for low-income residents.

3.03.2016 -

LISC NYC and Partners Celebrate Success of NYC's First FOC

27 New York City public housing residents celebrated their graduation from the NRTA program in an event that highlighted the success of LISC’s first NYC Financial Opportunity Center in NYC.

1.27.2016 -

2016 Big Apple Innovation Awards

LISC NYC kicked off the new year with its 2016 Big Apple Innovation Awards on January 26, recognizing outstanding achievement in the community development field from three inspiring women who embodied the event’s theme, “Pathways to Shared Prosperity.”


About Us

LISC New York City is dedicated to helping low-income New York City neighborhoods become healthy communities of choice – good places to live, do business, work and raise families. LISC has nearly four decades of experience developing the infrastructure of community-based organizations by providing technical and financial assistance; building capacity of local institutions to respond to changing community needs; sharing best practices to maximize precious resources; and brokering collaboration among its vast network of partners—government, nonprofit, and corporate—to tackle issues on the community level.  

Over the last 36 years, LISC New York City has invested over $2.5 billion in more than 75 New York City community development corporations (CDCs) and other local groups.  With our support, these organizations have developed over 37,000 affordable homes and apartments as well as 1.7 million square feet of retail and community space. In 2015 alone, LISC New York City and our affiliates provided over $13 million in financing for affordable housing developments and over $120 million in equity investments.