LISC National

What is LISC Twin Cities?

The Local Initiatives Support Corporation, known as LISC, is one of the largest organizations supporting projects to revitalize communities and bring greater economic opportunity to residents. As one of LISC’s local offices, we provide capital, strategy and know-how to our Twin Cities community development partners.

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Local Impact

$734 million invested through grants, loans, and equity

$2.9 billion leveraged in additional linvestments in local projects

17,404 new or preserved affordable homes and apartment

2.4 million square feet of new or renovated commercial and community space

8,000 people have improved their financial stability through our Financial Opportunity Center partners

Recent News & Stories

9.12.2019 -

Getting to Yes - Western U Plaza

In the year before construction of the Western U plaza project was complete, Nieeta Presley was quietly celebrating a historic success. Presley is the executive director of Aurora/St. Anthony Neighborhood Community Development Corporation (ASANDC), and for the better part of the last decade she has worked to redevelop the historic building on University Avenue at Western Avenue.

8.01.2019 -

A Continent in a Corridor

For much of the year, Hamline Park looks like any other urban green space. There are a few basketball hoops, a set of swings and a grill ready for the next family barbeque. However one day each summer, the grassy block in the Hamline-Midway area of St. Paul trades dog walkers and pick-up basketball games for the sights and sounds of Africa.