LISC National

Convener. Investor. Thought Leader.

LISC Greater Kansas City partners with residents and stakeholders to forge resilient and inclusive communities of opportunity – great places to live, work, visit, do business, and raise families. 

Our Stories

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$250,000 to Center High School for New Synthetic Turf Field

NFL / LISC Grassroots Program & Kansas City Chiefs Grant $250,000 for a new synthetic turf field at Center High School. This award is part of $3 million in new grants to athletic fields nationwide.

12.17.2019 -

Shaping Policy for Stronger Neighborhoods

On September 23, 2019, I was honored and humbled to assume the role of Executive Director of the LISC Greater Kansas City office. Over these nearly three months, my enthusiasm has been reinforced as I have had the opportunity to visit with our dedicated staff and learn more about the incredible work of our many partner organizations.

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Building Real Estate Capacity in Ivanhoe

Ivanhoe Neighborhood Council is one of our long-time partners. By leveraging LISC’s grants and loans with other public funding sources, Ivanhoe launched its affordable housing program in 2015. Since then, the Ivanhoe Neighborhood Council has produced 12 units of senior housing using low income housing tax credits, also known as LIHTC, and 14 units of affordable, for-sale housing, using HUD HOME funds, private investments and LISC loans.

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LISC Celebrates Kansas City Community Heroes at 3rd Annual Thrive

On November 15th, more than 300 community leaders came together to honor local heroes making our neighborhoods better, safer and healthier places to live, work and play.

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Two New Homes Near Completion in Douglass-Sumner

Two new homes are nearing completion and represent the latest efforts by CHWC and the Douglas-Sumner neighborhood to bring high-quality new homes to the community. LISC received a $1.2MM HUD appropriation for new housing in the Douglass-Sumner Neighborhood and since 2014 has partnered with CHWC to construct seven new houses in the neighborhood.