LISC National

We believe in rural America.

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What is Rural LISC?

In 1995, the Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC), a community development support organization working in metropolitan areas across the country, launched Rural LISC, a national program created to expand LISC's reach beyond urban areas to include rural communities. Today, Rural LISC partners with 81 rural community-based organizations, including four financial intermediaries, helping them identify challenges and opportunities, and delivering the most appropriate support to meet local needs. Together we are working to transform communities in more than 2,000 counties across 44 states.

Recognizing that rural communities' needs are not focused on agriculture alone, Rural LISC provides a wide range of services, including training, technical assistance, information and financial support, to help rural community developers address the problems rural communities face.  We use our Comprehensive Community Development Strategy to support our Partners in expanding investment in housing and real estate, increasing family income and wealth, stimulating economic development, improving access to quality education, and growing healthy environments and lifestyles.

Our News & Stories

8.18.2017 -

Rural LISC Works with E*TRADE to Grow Rural Virginia Network

Rural LISC is pleased to announce that, thanks to the support of E*TRADE and the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), it has increased the reach of its network with the addition of four new community-based organizations (CBOs) in Virginia!

8.15.2017 -

Assemblymember Eduardo Garcia, Coachella Valley Housing Coalition, and Frontier Communications Unite to Help Bridge the Digital Divide

Assemblymember Eduardo Garcia, the Coachella Valley Housing Coalition (CVHC), and Frontier Communications celebrated the deployment of free public Wi-Fi and computer lab renovations at the Villa Hermosa Apartments, Eastern Coachella Valley farmworker family housing complex.