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About LISC Philadelphia

Founded in 1979, Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC) is a national organization with a local focus, rooted in the belief that neighborhood leaders and organizations best understand the assets and needs of their communities. While leveraging our balance sheet and expertise, we act as an intermediary to local partners to providing access to resources while building capacity to generate inclusive and sustainable economic growth and neighborhood stability.

In Philadelphia, LISC is a champion for equitable community change--working alongside partners to enhance neighborhoods and improve the lives of residents. To maximize impact, LISC leverages corporate, government, and philanthropic resources. To date, LISC Philadelphia has invested $482M (and leveraged over $1.5B) to build or preserve 8,765 affordable homes and develop 2.3M square feet of retail, community and educational space. 

Recent News & Stories

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Preserve HUD Section 4 Funding for Philadelphia

Please join other state and local organizations to urge the House and Senate to provide funding of at least $45 million for the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Section 4 Capacity Building and Affordable Housing Program for FY 2021. Given the tremendous needs in low-income communities - and the scarcity of capital available to nonprofit, community-based organizations to address these needs - now is not the time to eliminate or weaken HUD’s only dedicated source of funding that builds the capacity of these organizations

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These six organizations are improving their neighborhoods with help from Community Connectors

LISC Philadelphia’s Community Connectors Program and Institute trains residents who are employed by participating community-based organizations in North Philadelphia and West Philadelphia.