Catalyzing Opportunity for All

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“Café, Cultura, Vida”

10.15.2019 - - As Hispanic Heritage Month comes to a close, we checked in with Sandra Flores, owner of Azukar Coffee, a small business percolating on the South Side of Phoenix that shows just how important a local gathering place can be to a neighborhood. [...]

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What is LISC?

The Local Initiatives Support Corporation, known as LISC, is one of the country's largest organizations supporting projects to revitalize communities and bring greater economic opportunity to residents. We invest in affordable housing, better schools, safer streets, growing businesses 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 see how we work.

Grants
$1 billion
Loans
$4.1 billion
Equity
$14.9 billion
Since 1979
$20 billion
total investment
leading to
$60.4 billion
in total development
What Zombies Can Teach Us About Vibrant Communities

This month, LISC and Cornell University will co-sponsor a conference on comprehensive approaches to turning vacant and “zombie” homes into community assets—and upending the conditions that create them in the first place. Helene Caloir, director of LISC’s $75 million New York State Housing Stabilization Fund, describes how this work is part and parcel of the broad challenges of revitalizing neighborhoods, dismantling racial inequity and sparking economic mobility.[...]

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