LISC National

Our Priorities

Every neighborhood is a unique tapestry—a complex system of interconnected, moving parts. That's precisely why no single solution can address systemic challenges. Led by community, disinvested neighborhoods must be revived on multiple fronts; and LISC helps residents and community partners do just that.

As an intermediary organization, LISC invests in overlapping program areas that reaching every corner of community life. Our approach 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:

To help community partners address these priorities, we provide useful tools and flexible resources like loans and equity investments, technical assistance and training, and limited program-related grants.
 

 
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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What We Offer

LISC has invested more than $400 million in Philadelphia neighborhoods. We provide loans, grants, equity investments, and capacity building to local organizations for projects and programs that help their communities.

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