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 -

$224K Grant from Planters Bank and Trust and FHLB Dallas Creates 42 Homes

... The Reserves of Gray Park is a mixed use, mixed income, ‘in-fill’ housing development built on eight acres of land donated to GGHRA by the city in November of 2014. Hailed as the Delta’s first sustainable, healthy community, the community consists of one-, two- and three-bedroom units.

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.

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