For more than three decades, the Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC) has connected local organizations and community leaders with resources to revitalize neighborhoods and improve quality of life. The LISC model assembles private and public resources and directs it to locally-defined priorities. It mobilizes corporate, government and philanthropic support to provide local community development organizations with: loans, grants and equity investments; local, statewide and national policy support; and, technical and management assistance.
LISC NYC is dedicated to helping nonprofit community development corporations (CDCs) and other local groups transform distressed neighborhoods into sustainable communities of choice and opportunityâ€”good places to work, do business and raise children. Our multi-faceted strategy complements investments in affordable housing with education, economic development and jobs, wealth building, and living in a green and healthy environment.