- Who We Are
- Our Priorities
- What We Offer
- Where We Work
LISC promotes affordable, equitable housing options in neighborhoods across Philadelphia by providing community partners with the tools, know-how, and capital to get things done.
Communities thrive when safe, quality, affordable housing is readily available. Like many cities across the United States, Philadelphia is experiencing a shortage of affordable housing for lower income individuals and families. Nearly three out of four households pay more than 30% of their income on rent. This means families often make tough choices between paying for food, clothing, utilities, or healthcare and keeping a roof over their heads.
LISC works with community partners to preserve and create affordable housing as part of their overall neighborhood revitalization plans. We work to protect long-term residents from displacement and meet community needs for affordable, equitable, and mixed-use housing options. Our priority housing activities include home repair, preservation of affordable rental housing, mixed-use development on commercial corridors, and equitable development and workforce housing in gentrifying neighborhoods.
We tackle Philadelphia’s affordable housing challenge using a multi-faceted approach: