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We are LISC DC, the local office of the nation’s largest community development support organization, working in Washington, DC's neighborhoods since 1982. We combine corporate, government, and philanthropic resources and invest them in DC’s neighborhoods. Since our founding, we have invested $369 million, leveraging $2 billion to build or preserve over 12,000 affordable homes and nearly 3 million square feet of retail, community, and educational space.
LISC D.C. joined forces with the Community Preservation and Development Corporation and the National Housing Trust to bring solar energy to 12 affordable housing communities in the nation's capital. LISC provided the largest investment, a $1.2 million loan, to the project, which will lower costs and the carbon footprint for residents of 2,200 apartments. And this is just the beginning. Photos courtesy Community Preservation and Development Corp.
A new housing development for homeless and at-risk veterans in Washington, D.C., serves as a powerful example how high-quality supportive housing can transform lives, revitalize aging structures and contribute to a healthy, vibrant community.
There’s a new kind of board at LISC, composed of a diverse crew of younger professionals who are leaders in their fields. Their mission? To bring fresh perspectives, networks and attention to LISC’s work and help us achieve even greater impact in the communities we care about.
What does financial stability have to do with surviving domestic violence? Plenty, according to Natalia Otero, co-founder and executive director of Survivors and Advocates for Empowerment (DC SAFE) and a 2019 Rubinger Fellow. In a conversation with LISC, she shares some of her insight and new findings about the critical “investment” of helping abuse survivors get to financial independence.