LISC National


In following the guidance of medical professionals to flatten the curve of spreading COVID-19, we also need to flatten and drastically shift the economic curve; linking immediate interventions with long-term capacity, and programs that provide security for neighbors and communities. Fully addressing the effects of COVID-19 requires planning beyond emergency actions; aligning our efforts to fundamentally restructure how we build, and sustain our economy and vulnerable members. 

As experienced community builders, LISC knows rebuilding takes time and we’re in it for the long haul.  As our first responders leave, LISC will still be there investing in sustainable development. 

  • We serve as a convener for direct service providers to assess needs and ensure the delivery of ongoing support.
  • We provide capital for strategic place-based investments.
  • We create and sustain innovative partnerships to address emerging needs and fill gaps.
  • Alongside our partners, LISC advocates for resources and policies that support an equitable and effective recovery for residents, businesses and community organizations. 
"At TD we believe that everyone deserves a chance to succeed and to feel confident about their future, and we want to lend a hand to make this possible.  With partners like LISC, we can feel confident that our investments are having an impact."
— Paige Carlson-Heim, Charitable Foundation Director

LISC's Recovery Strategies include:

  • Sustain safe, healthy and affordable housing.
  • Help businesses and non-profits to recover, re-open and re-stabilize; adapting to new circumstances, including the ability to operate remotely and develop shared services and other mutual support systems.
  • Support new commercial corridor programs that help residents shop safely at neighborhood stores, in-person and via delivery.
  • Expand and enhance employment and financial support programs.
  • Assist community-friendly entities to acquire affordable housing and other community assets that will inevitably come up for sale due to owners' financial distress.
  • Improve ability of community leaders and residents to engage, share information and work together remotely. 

Our community-based partners remain on front lines of this crisis and many of are facing great urgency to respond to the needs of the people they serve. As always, LISC will remain vigilant and flexible in order be as responsive as possible to those most affected by the pandemic.

Thank you, TD Bank

TD Bank is the lead supporter of LISC Philadelphia's Recovery Work with a mission, "To support, respect and improve the quality of life in the diverse communities where we live and do business."

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