LISC National
What We Do

Investments and Financing

LISC is a Community Development Financial Institution (CDFI) that offers loans and equity products to support a variety of real estate developments, including housing, retail projects, industrial projects, and community facilities such as charter schools, childcare facilities, cultural centers, and health care facilities.

We offer flexible financing during all stages of projects — predevelopment, property acquisition, construction, and permanent. Following are some examples of our loan products:

  • Pre-Development Loans
  • Acquisition Loans
  • Construction Loans
  • Guaranties
  • Revolving Working Capital Loans and Lines of Credit

The work of rebuilding neighborhoods—creating affordable housing, renovating a retail corridor or constructing a new school, recreation center or office building—doesn’t happen without financing. And just as with for-profit ventures, nonprofit development requires significant capital. But community development projects in disinvested neighborhoods have a much harder time attracting capital investment. To help get funding into the places that need it most, LISC works with several investment companies—including our affiliates National Equity Fund, the New Markets Support Company and our new SBA lender immito—that bridge the gap between investors and projects in under-invested communities.

For additional information, download a summary of LISC lending products

Click below to download a graphic of the LISC Lending Team:


Aaron Laramore, Senior Program Officer


Emily Scott, Program Officer