- About Us
- Our Work
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.
$682 million invested through grants, loans, and equity
$2.9 billion leveraged in additional linvestments in local projects
17,443 new or preserved affordable homes and apartment
1.9 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
Join us on Tuesday, March 19th for a morning of activating tools and strategies rooted in principles of “community ownership” to stabilize neighborhoods, reduce displacement and ensure residents at a range of socioeconomic levels benefit from new investment.
An exciting new commitment from Citi Foundation will ramp up LISC’s Bridges to Career Opportunities program and help some 10,000 workers across the country get the training and support they need to take on quality jobs in growth industries like health care, technology, and real estate. In the Twin Cities, the funding will enable CLUES and Project for Pride in Living to intensify their Bridges work, connecting residents to skills development and jobs, along with financial, health and housing services that improve quality of life.
Community development is about creating places where people can live, work, and thrive. It’s about building safe and affordable housing, using art and culture to bring people together, and making sure people have access to economic opportunities that contribute to a better tomorrow. Transforming our neighborhoods block by block takes risk and a willingness to try something new. Read what our featured speakers had to say about why ownership matters.