LISC National


We believe in rural America.

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 86 rural community-based organizations, including five 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

6.15.2018 -

Mutual Housing celebrates Owendale upgrades

Amid the statewide housing shortage, Mutual Housing California held a celebration on Thursday to showcase the recently completed rehabilitation of the 45-unit Owendale affordable housing community that it manages in south Davis.

6.15.2018 -

Local Nonprofit Awarded Grant to Combat the Opiate Crisis

The Community Action Partnership of Northwest Montana (CAPNM) has received $6,180 to launch an informational project called “Learn the Facts: Responding to the Opiate Crisis in NW MT.” ... In Montana, drug overdoses are the third leading cause of injury-related death, and 44 percent of all drug overdose deaths in the state are caused by opioids, according to the Montana Department of Health and Human Services.

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