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Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC) equips communities with the capital, strategy, and know-how to become places where people can thrive. Working with local leaders, we invest in affordable housing, health, education, public safety and employment – all basic needs that must be tackled so that progress in one area is not undermined by neglect in another.
As part of a national organization with deep local roots, LISC Boston is uniquely positioned to share resources, best practices, and innovations with the communities we serve. We provide funding, financing, and technical assistance to community development corporations (CDCs), nonprofit developers, grassroots organizations, as well as policy and advocacy organizations throughout Massachusetts.
LISC's Equitable-Transit Oriented Development Fund (ETODAF) invested in The Neighborhood Developer's (TND) purchase of an affordable property in Chelsea to keep existing residents from being displaced.
Partners for Places selects Boston for its matching grants program, funding sustainability and resiliency activities for multifamily affordable housing in Boston. LISC is excited to announce we will be opening applications for the program in early 2020.
In an op-ed for the Boston Globe, Karen E. Kelleher, LISC Boston’s executive director, and Paul S. Grogan, CEO of the Boston Foundation and former LISC CEO, sound an urgent call to action to tackle their city's affordable housing crisis.
Volunteers from LISC-affiliated organizations and neighborhoods shared stories as a part of a community development-themed story slam and fundraiser, The Moth-style! Storytellers detailed their journeys to buying affordable homes in East Boston and Lowell, starting a baking business, and more.