LISC National

Our Work

To build and sustain resilient families and communities, we invest in overlapping program areas that reach into every corner of community life. Our approach is comprehensive, effective, and—most important—rooted in what neighbors want for themselves, their families, and the places they call home. See how we finance these neighborhood development efforts here.

Affordable Housing

We support community-based real estate preservation and creation through pre-development and acquisition lending.

Economic Opportunity

We invest in programs that help families achieve financial stability, promote entrepreneurship, attract new businesses, and create jobs.

Opportunity Zones

We are building the capacity of Massachusetts communities to capitalize on the Opportunity Zone program in ways that fuel locally-driven growth and investment strategies. 

Green Retrofit Initiative

We help affordable housing owners implement energy efficient and clean energy technology and strategies to make homes healthier.

Community Leadership

We support residents and community-based organizations with training, funding, and professional guidance to help them be effective agents of change in their neighborhoods. 

Policy & Advocacy

We develop and advocate for strategies to combat displacement, promote healthy housing, increase affordable housing stock, and increase equity across Massachusetts.