Green Development Center
Building sustainable communities means building environments for people that are safe, healthy, and accessible to all segments of the population while also supporting strong and balanced natural environments. LISC’s Green Development Center (GDC) provides tools and resources that LISC programs and their community partners need to make building sustainable communities possible. From trainings and policy support to grants and a designated Green Loan Fund, the GDC works hard to make comprehensive green development a proven strategy for investing in low-income neighborhoods and improving quality of life.
As the largest organization supporting community development in our nation's urban and rural communities, LISC believes that greener homes, businesses, jobs, and schools are key components in achieving sustainable communities of choice and opportunity - good places to live, do business, work, and raise families. Since 2004, in addition to its investments in commercial and community facilities, LISC has invested over $665 million, resulting in over 25,000 units of green affordable housing.
Investing in sustainability at the neighborhood level can: