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We are LISC—the Local Initiatives Support Corporation. It may be a mouthful, but our name does, in fact, say it all. We are a national organization with a grassroots focus. Bay Area LISC is one of 31 local LISC sites throughout the country, and with residents and partners, we forge resilient and inclusive communities of opportunity across the Bay Area - great places to live, work, do business, and raise families.
In response to a deeply-reported article about black land loss co-published by The New Yorker and ProPublica, LISC CEO Maurice A. Jones underscores how this ongoing and insidious form of displacement has widened the country’s racial wealth gap. Just as that gap was wrought through intentional discriminatory policy and practices, says Jones, so it will take intentional action and law to close it.
Bay Area LISC Local Advisory Committee member Charmaine Curtis was recognized by the San Francisco Business Times as an Influential Woman Who Leads in Real Estate and Construction. In this interview, Charmaine shares advice for young women of color looking to break into the real estate and construction industries, and shares her vision for development that balances profit and purpose.