LISC National
What We've Accomplished

2016 in Review


2016 was a productive year for LISC New York City!

Daniel Datiz and Rodney Nelson, high schoolers at CMSP 327, discuss their experience creating their food justice mural at the unveiling in the South Bronx in May 2016.
Representatives from NYC HPD, NYC HDC, The Bridge, LISC NYC, and other partners celebrate the groundbreaking for Melrose Commons Supportive Housing in August 2016. (photo credit: Elena Olivo, The Bridge)
LISC NYC Staff and Partners at a NYLOP Training Event in the Bronx in December 2016.
1/3
2,118 units
of affordable housing
$451 million
in total investment


Affordable housing development & preservation

We connected our partners to financial and technical resources that delivered the following results:

  • Closings of 2,100 units of affordable housing, representing a total investment of $451 million including all public and private resources.
  • Closings of an additional 703 units of affordable housing, representing a total equity investment of $121,653,877 and total development costs of $283,105,715, including all public and private resources, through our affiliate the National Equity Fund.

We also launched the New York Land Opportunity Program (NYLOP) to provide technical assistance to mission-driven organizations with underutilized land to develop affordable housing through joint venture partnerships.


Green & Healthy Neighborhoods

We continued to help build healthy, resilient and inclusive neighborhoods through two signature programs:

  • Since 2014, our Communities for Healthy Food NYC program has assisted over 155,000 residents, delivered 1.1 million pounds of emergency food to food pantry clients, enrolled 3,000 families enrolled in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), and created 17 new farmers markets or gardens
  • Since 2013, our Two Shades of Green program has integrated energy efficiency, water conservation, pest management, non-toxic cleaning, smoke-free policy, and active design features into 1,500 units of affordable housing.


Economic development

We built out LISC NYC’s efforts to help underserved neighborhoods become places of opportunity by launching two new initiatives:

  • The Commercial Corridor Challenge, a collaboration with LISC NYC, Citi Community Development, and the NYC Small Business Services’ Neighborhood 360⁰ program to strengthen and revitalize commercial corridors and small businesses that anchor New York City neighborhoods. 
  • An Impact Development program to support our mission-driven partners to undertake economic development focused real estate projects, including business incubators, industrial maker spaces, retail spaces, community centers, and arts & culture venues.

LISC NYC is the local program office of a national nonprofit organization with offices in 30 cities and a rural program that reaches nearly 1,400 counties in 44 states.

Learn more about LISC’s national impact by visiting our 2016 annual report.