Our Initiatives

Policy Briefs

LISC’s advocacy for federal programs starts with Congress. The policy briefs below cover the range of federal initiatives on our advocacy agenda, including program summaries, LISC’s involvement on the ground and our congressional policy objectives.

Corporation for National & Community Service


Department of Agriculture

Section 502 Direct Loans (Rural)

Department of Education

Credit Enhancement for Charter School Facilities Program

Department of Housing & Urban Development

Section 4
Section 4 (Rural)
HOME Investment Partnership

Department of Justice

Innovations in Community Based Crime Reduction (CBCR)

Department of Labor

Workforce, Financial Stability and Integrated Service Delivery

Department of Treasury

Low-Income Housing Tax Credit
Low-Income Housing Tax Credit (Rural)
New Markets Tax Credit
New Markets Tax Credit (Rural)
Community Development Financial Institutions Fund
Capital Magnet Fund
Community Recovery Through Tax Credits

National Endowment for the Arts

Creative Placemaking Technical Assistance Program