LISC National

Helping Neighbors Build Communities

Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC) Kalamazoo is a local office of the nation’s leading community development support organization, working in Kalamazoo neighborhoods since 1988. With residents and partners, LISC Kalamazoo forges resilient and inclusive communities of opportunity across America, supporting great places to live, work, visit, do business and raise families. LISC Kalamazoo works to identify and evaluate different approaches to organizing their work in community development. The overall goal of this effort provides participants with both the tools and the insights into how to make critical choices regarding how, when and why an organization would want to work collaboratively with others to design, manage or implement a comprehensive community development strategy.

We believe that everyone should have the right to live in a safe, prosperous neighbourhoods full of opportunities. Since 1988, LISC Kalamazoo has been working towards this vision by providing funding, financing, and technical assistance to Community Development Corporations, Non-Profit Developers, and Policy & Advocacy Organizations in Kalamazoo. With LISC’s support, community developers have been able to and will continue to provide affordable housing, spark economic development, and increase access to high-quality education, transportation, and other crucial resources.

$98 million
invested in Michigan
 

$176 million
leveraged
 

954,000 sf 
of retail & community space created
 

2,886
affordable homes developed