LISC National
What We Do

Lending & Capital

LISC provides the experience and skill needed to raise resources that can address the financial gaps often associated with investment in urban-core neighborhoods. Qualified nonprofit partners and for-profit developers can apply for a full range of financial products to cover the various stages of the commercial and residential development process including:

  • Recoverable Grants: limited, highly sought after funds, to provide early risk capital to advance project feasibility (non-profits only)
  • Pre-Development Loans: for pre-construction project costs once funds are committed
  • Acquisition Loans: to pay purchase and closing costs of a property acquisition
  • Construction Loans: with conventional financing to pay hard and soft construction costs
  • Mini-Permanent Loans: short term, for the long-term or “permanent” financing of a project
  • Revolving Working Capital Loans: to provide flexible working capital for multiple projects
  • Working Capital Lines of Credit: to meet organizational cash flow and/or capital needs
  • Bridge Financing Loans: for bridging capital campaign commitments, receivables, earned developer fees, and Low Income Housing Tax Credit capital contributions
  • LIHTC (Low Income Housing Tax Credit), NMTC (New Markets Tax Credit) Equity: equity financing through The National Equity Fund, Inc., The New Markets Support Company, and The Community Development Trust
Short Term Lending

Short-term financing for an array of activities carried out by community-based partners.

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Equity for affordable housing and commercial projects. 

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Charles Shealy