LISC National

Our Work

Hampton Roads is the 35th urban program office for LISC—a national nonprofit that has invested more than $20 billion to advance economic opportunity across the country.

Announced in late 2019, the new program is part of a joint effort with Sentara Health to invest $100 million in local “social determinants” of health, like affordable housing, small businesses, and programs that prepare people for living wage jobs.

Sentara and LISC’s alliance will address these factors by facilitating the development and construction of new affordable housing, including supportive housing units for individuals with mental and behavioral health needs, as well as promote health care access and social services for residents. LISC and Sentara’s partnership also aims to prepare people for quality jobs in growth industries through training and coaching, as well as providing support to local entrepreneurs, with the goal of improving individual incomes and expanding local employment.