For almost 30 years, LISC has been at the forefront of community development. Not only do we support projects and programs on the ground with our community partners, we also collect and disseminate best practices that move the industry as a whole forward.

We produce Case Studies, Guidebooks, Topical Reports, Research and Conference Papers, and Trade Articles that provide practical ideas as well as celebrate the success of the field.

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Trade Articles

Enlisting in the fight to house homeless vets
02/04/2015, Donna Kimura, Affordable Housing Finance
Tackling health and home for a better future
LISC helps bring cooks to new community kitchen
12/17/2013, Teresa Garcia, Journal of Tax Credits, Novogradac & Company LLP
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Case Studies

Bridging workers to good jobs—and vice versa
06/10/2015, Rhetta Detrich, Rhetta Detrich Consulting LLC and VanNhi Nguyen, LISC Houston
After foster care, hoping for home
08/04/2014, Oramenta Newsome, Executive Director, Washington DC LISC and Dr. Carolyn N. Graham, President/Founder The Elizabeth Ministry
(Prepared for Center for Women Policy Studies)
LISC publishes analysis of successful scaling
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Big data is big news for community development
12/17/2014, Susana Vasquez and Patrick Barry, LISC Chicago
From big shoulders to big data
09/24/2014, Stephen Goldsmith and Susan Crawford
New LISC Publication: 2014 Charter School Facility Finance Landscape
09/09/2014, Reena Abraham, Susan Gundersen, Wendy Berry (Charter School Advisors), Clara Chae and Elise Balboni
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Topical Reports

The unstable state of American housing
06/30/2015, Harvard Joint Center for Housing Studies
Getting credit for building credit
01/28/2015, Anne Roder, Economic Mobility Corp.
Building credit where it's needed
11/03/2014, Mark Elliott & Anne Roder, Economic Mobility Corp.
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Other Publications

Essential Documents

2014 Annual Report 2014 Numbers Corporate Brochure
2014 Annual Report
previous reports
2014 LISC by the Numbers fact sheet
(PDF, 12 KB)
Corporate Brochure
(PDF, 1.5 MB)