LISC National

Our Priorities

As an intermediary organization, LISC leverages and strategically invests in the collective power of community based organizations, neighbors, donors, and advocates. Our approach to advancing resident-led community development is comprehensive, effective and—most important—rooted in what neighbors want for themselves, their families and the places they call home.

LISC Philadelphia is dedicated to transforming neighborhoods into healthy and sustainable communities of choice and opportunity —good places to live, work, do business, and raise a family. Utilizing a dynamic, place based approach, Philadelphia LISC has developed particular leadership and expertise in the following programmatic priorities:

2019 Impact Report

As a local office of one of the largest community development organizations in country, we at LISC want to share our deep appreciation to our partners, philanthropic supporters and all who worked alongside us to catalyze opportunity for Philadelphia’s residents and communities during 2019.

During 2019, LISC invested more than $46M - and leveraged $69M - to support local affordable housing economic development and equitable neighborhood development. Highlights of the year include expanding our Home Preservation Initiative, launching with partners the Kensington Lending Project and advancing new equitable neighborhood partnerships in Strawberry Mansion.

As an intermediary organization, our successes are only made possible by the ongoing support of our community and government partners, donors, and the neighbors we work alongside. As we look to our 40th Anniversary in 2020, we remain grateful for your belief in our work and more equitable Philadelphia.

Andrew Frishkoff
Executive Director

Equitable Community Development

LISC takes a comprehensive, place-based approach to resident-led neighborhood revitalization. 

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Affordable Housing

LISC promotes affordable, sustainable housing solutions in neighborhoods across Philadelphia. LISC works with community partners to preserve and create affordable housing as part of their overall neighborhood revitalization plans. 

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Economic Development

LISC helps to boost the health of neighborhoods and advance equity by investing in the physical and social assets of a community. 

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