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LISC Awards 8 Grants to Community Development Organizations

Starting this spring, eight community development organizations will be operating with additional capacity building funds to support their work in real estate and economic development. Greater Kansas City LISC (LISC) is excited to announce the recent awards of over $340,000 in Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Capacity Building for Affordable Housing and Community Development Program funds, also known as the Section 4 program funds. LISC is also excited to welcome Community Builders of Kansas City, Community Housing of Wyandotte County, Urban Neighborhood Initiative, and the Historic Northeast Midtown Association as grant-funded partners.

Ranging in size from $25,000 to $99,000, grants were awarded to the following organizations:

LISC’s strategy integrates our programs and investments into three main pillars: Housing rehabilitation, preservation, and development; financial stability of residents and families; and economic development and equitable revitalization of key commercial districts. Building on years of creating relationships and establishing priorities with community partners who execute this work on the ground, our efforts remain place-based and the majority of our work will be focused geographically in the Historic Northeast and Troost-Prospect Corridors in Kansas City, Missouri and the greater downtown Kansas City, Kansas area.

In addition to funding, LISC seeks to build the capacity of organizations by providing direct technical assistance, trainings, and convening the LISC Community of Practice Network where peer CDCs meet bimonthly to share relevant information and resources, learn from and help one another, and work towards shared goals.

Please join us in congratulating our 2019-2020 grant recipients!


Amanda Wilson