Our Stories

9.20.2017 -

A New Lease on the Life of a Library, Thanks to a LISC Board Member

An op-ed in the New York Times touts the inspired work of LISC board member Michelle de la Uz and the Fifth Avenue Committee, our longtime partner. The organization is helping build affordable housing atop a branch library in the Sunset Park section of Brooklyn—one of many city libraries that serves as a community resource center for a diverse, historically underinvested area. LISC New York made a $250K predevelopment loan and NEF has committed more than $10 million in equity.

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To Go Full Steam Ahead, Transit-Oriented Development Must Be Inclusive

There’s burgeoning public support for mass transit all across the country. But to create livable neighborhoods along transit corridors that connect people with opportunity demands inclusive transit-oriented development. Our mandate, writes Maurice Jones, CEO of LISC, is to help ensure that everyone benefits from the prosperity coming down the line.

9.14.2017 -

LISC Joins Forces With WHEDA

A new statewide effort to drive economic opportunity into underserved communities is ramping up to deliver millions of dollars in new capital to fuel small businesses, create jobs and answer the statewide need for more affordable housing.

From LISC Milwaukee  
9.08.2017 -

LISC Commits $100M and Recovery Know-how to Areas Devastated by Harvey

We know from experience that there’s no time to waste in helping communities rebuild after disaster strikes. LISC has pledged significant capital and expertise to help Houston and rural counties in Texas and the Gulf Coast put the pieces back together in the staggering wake of Hurricane Harvey.

9.07.2017 -

Community-Police Partnerships, and How to Help Them

In a roundtable discussion for Shelterforce, Julia Ryan, director of LISC’s safety and health programs, explained our multi-pronged approach to nurturing collaboration among law enforcement, residents and community developers. The upshot is neighborhoods with lower crime, less blight and greater resident confidence in police.