LISC National

Who We Are

Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC) NYC supports local champions to advance equitable development of historically underinvested neighborhoods.  We take the long view.  We build on a distinguished track record of investing in housing and other critical community assets through collective efforts that bring together the public, private, and nonprofit sectors.  This history of successful collaboration informs our vision for how we tackle the challenges facing NYC's neighborhoods today. 

Who We Work With

We partner with non-profit community-based organizations, connecting them with civic leaders and change makers across government, financial institutions, and philanthropy. We create and implement solutions that align financial resources, ideas, and best practices to advance community development initiatives, leveraging our broad national network of LISC programs and expertise.

Why We Do It

Healthy, resilient, inclusive neighborhoods don't just happen.  They are the products of purposeful action taken over many generations.  We view our neighborhood partners as essential community stewards, and our values are rooted in the same social justice movement from which they emerged.  We bring them our commitment, technical skill, and a willingness to grapple with their most meaningful challenges.