- 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.
Our work benefits one out of every five people in Minneapolis and St. Paul. Since our founding in 1988, we’ve invested more than half a billion dollars of our own money and leveraged $2.3 billion in additional investments—all to support local community development projects.
As a result, more than 14,000 families have access to affordable places to live; 7,000 people have improved their financial stability; and local neighborhood residents are enjoying 2.4 million square feet of new or renovated community and commercial space—that’s the size of the new Vikings stadium!
With residents and partners, LISC forges resilient and inclusive communities of opportunity across America – great places to live, work, visit, do business, and raise families. Our primary strategies are to: