LISC National

Why LISC Phoenix

We are on the ground

LISC is in more places than any other community development organization. We have staff, expertise and relationships in 35 local offices. LISC Phoenix is active in neighborhoods along the light-rail line in Phoenix, Tempe and Mesa.

We listen

LISC engages local leaders and neighbors to plan, set goals and measure progress. We bring local issues to state and national policy leaders.

We innovate

LISC tests ground-breaking ideas locally and adapts them nationally for places as diverse as the Mississippi Delta and San Francisco Bay.

We leverage 

LISC invests in distressed neighborhoods for maximum impact. Every dollar we invest attracts another $3 in private capital. 

We see the big picture

LISC’s approach is comprehensive. We work on housing, businesses, jobs, education, health and safety in the same place at the same time.

We persevere

Markets go up and down, political winds shift, fads come and go. But LISC stays the course. 

We have impact

Our communities are better places to live, more people have jobs and incomes rise. 

2019 Annual Report

We may wish for quick fixes for the challenges our communities face. But we know sustainable community development takes time. For our look back at 2019, we bring you three success stories that took long-term thinking to lead to lasting results.

Read the Report