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Every neighborhood is a unique tapestry—a complex system of interconnected, moving parts. That is precisely why no single solution can ever hope to address all of a struggling neighborhood’s needs. Disinvested places must be revived on multiple fronts. LISC helps residents and local organizations do just that.
We invest in overlapping program areas that reach into 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.
A safe, affordable home is one of the basic requisites of life—a key to individual health and well-being, and the foundation for sustainable, economically vibrant and diverse neighborhoods.
A job alone is not enough. Our financial stability initiatives help people build credit and savings, hone job skills, and balance their household budget. Learn more about our Financial Opportunity Centers and Bridges to Career Opportunity program.
Since 1988, the California LISC offices have sponsored eleven Affordable Housing and Community Development Training Institutes (HDTI).
Our LISC AmeriCorps progam has placed passionate, community-minded people with partner CDCs in neighborhoods where we work. LISC AmeriCorps members help engage residents in revitalization projects and bolster the staffing and capacity of the organizations where they work.
We provide grant funding to assist organizations keep the lights on, teach new skills to staff, and stabilize their operations. Grants are designed and provided consistent with local office strategies and local community development needs.
Small businesses sit at the heart of an energetic, local economy. They provide goods and services to residents, create jobs, nurture economic opportunity and innovation, and foster a sense of community.