- Who We Are
- What We Do
- What We've Accomplished
Since 1986, Greater Newark LISC has collaborated with community based organizations in Newark and the surrounding region to improve the quality of life for residents and shopkeepers. With support from our affiliates, we have invested more than $103 million dollars in Greater Newark and have contributed to the production of more than 2,600 affordable homes and apartments and more than 750,000 square feet of commercial space.
LISC has invested deeply in the health and wellbeing of people in the places where we work for 40 years. But we’re upping the ante. President and CEO Maurice Jones calls partners to join us in upending health disparities through tailored investments in communities, and designing a plan to assess the health outcomes of our broad work in economic development, housing, safety and financial stability.
Six community leaders from Newark have been selected for the national Center for Community Progress’ prestigious Community Revitalization Fellowship. The Community Revitalization Fellowship equips grassroots community leaders to lead projects and advocacy efforts to revitalize the vacant properties in their neighborhoods.
Greater Newark LISC assisted the City of Newark with its plans to revitalize two historic buildings in the Clinton Hill neighborhood and restore a sense of pride in housing standards for its residents. The Aspen Stratford Apartments Project will create 75 affordable housing units for low to moderate income families in one of Greater Newark LISC’s target neighborhoods. This project comes on the heels of challenging times because, just 3 years ago, the residents of Aspen Stratford were living in deplorable conditions leading the City to bring legal action against the owners, which led the properties to become officially uninhabitable in 2015 and condemned by the City of Newark in 2016.