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Dismantling Structural Racism in Community Development Finance

8.11.2020 - - In an opinion piece for ImpactAlpha, LISC COO Annie Donovan draws on the expertise she honed as head of the CDFI Fund to illustrate the layered ways that BIPOC community development entities are locked out of federal tax credit allocations and other resources. "The disproportionate results reflect t [...]

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What is LISC?

The Local Initiatives Support Corporation, known as LISC, is one of the country's largest social enterprises supporting projects and programs to revitalize communities and bring greater economic opportunity to residents. We invest in affordable housing, growing businesses, safer streets, high-quality education and programs that connect people with financial opportunity. We provide the capital, strategy and know-how to local partners to get this done. Our work impacts the lives of millions of Americans in both rural areas and urban centers across the country. See our reach as a national nonprofit and learn about how we work.

Grants
$1.1 billion
Loans
$4.4 billion
Equity
$16.4 billion
Since 1979
$22 billion
total investment
leading to
$64.8 billion
in total development
We Know How to Solve Philly’s Housing Crisis. We Just Need to Do It.

In an op-ed for Philadelphia's NPR affiliate, Andy Frishkoff, ED of LISC Philly, and Nilda Ruiz, a longtime LISC board member and director of Asociación Puertorriqueños en Marcha, explain how community engagement, combined with intensive investment from federal, state and local entities, can successfully address the affordable housing gap. The way is known; we need to activate the will. [...]

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