- About Us
- Our Work
The Local Initiatives Support Corporation, known as LISC, is one of the largest organizations supporting projects to revitalize communities and bring greater economic opportunity to residents. As one of LISC’s local offices, we provide capital, strategy and know-how to our Twin Cities community development partners.
$734 million invested through grants, loans, and equity
$2.9 billion leveraged in additional linvestments in local projects
17,404 new or preserved affordable homes and apartment
2.4 million square feet of new or renovated commercial and community space
8,000 people have improved their financial stability through our Financial Opportunity Center partners
On November 13, 2019, hundreds of community development leaders joined together to not only celebrate how far our sector has come and to recognize exemplary projects and people, but we also shaped a conversation for our future. A conversation rooted in speaking truth to power in the practices and history behind the deep racial and wealth divisions persistent in our communities.
The intersection of Emerson and West Broadway in North Minneapolis is a crossroads of opportunity. EMERGE and Cookie Cart on one corner. Across the street: Urban Homeworks and Juxtaposition Arts. On the opposite corner you’ll find the West Broadway Business and Area Coalition. Get to know these organizations and how they're creating opportunities for people to thrive in the neighborhood they love.
This LISC research report provides rigorous evidence about the impact of our investments, and the work of both community organizations and “anchor institutions.” In South Minneapolis, strong community partnerships and commitments from hospitals and corporations stabilized and boosted home values, without contributing to accelerating prices and gentrification.