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Jun 30, 2014, 18:03 ET

Philadelphia wins $30MM federal award to revive housing, businesses and jobs in North Central

Efforts to revitalize North Central Philadelphia are getting a $30 million boost this week as a result of a new federal grant that is...

Jun 04, 2014, 09:43 ET

JLo Set For First Hometown Gig As Part Of State Farm Neighborhood Sessions™

 As part of LISC NYC's continuing commitment to the communities in the Bronx, it has teamed with State Farm to support Jennifer Lopez's June...

May 13, 2014, 11:12 ET

LISC wins $1.48MM in AmeriCorps funding to fuel economic mobility in low-income neighborhoods

The Obama Administration has awarded the Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC) nearly $1.5 million to hire and train new AmeriCorps members...

Feb 19, 2014, 14:34 ET

LISC launches "Communities for Healthy Food NYC" to help NYC families gain access to healthy and affordable food

The Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC), along with the Laurie M. Tisch Illumination Fund are proud to announce the unveiling of a new...

Feb 05, 2014, 13:24 ET

LISC boosts commercial activity, creates jobs in distressed areas with new financing product for small businesses

New SBA Community Advantage license expands resources for loans under $250,000 The Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC) is filling a...

Jan 16, 2014, 14:04 ET

Healthy Futures Fund Finances First Community Health Center to Help Rural Washington Health System Expand to 70,000 Patient Visits Annually

Investment supported by Morgan Stanley, NDC, The Kresge Foundation and LISC CHICAGO, Jan. 16, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Healthy...

Nov 25, 2013, 13:08 ET

LISC Names Top NYC Nonprofit Executive to Lead Community Development Programs Nationwide

Denise Scott, a driving force behind community revitalization in New York, has been named to lead national neighborhood investment efforts for the...

Oct 29, 2013, 13:05 ET

LISC set to deploy new round of Sandy recovery capital

1,700 homeowners helped in first year after the storm; nearly $30MM more in funds on tap The Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC) has...

Oct 23, 2013, 15:00 ET

HUD Secretary joins Mayor Menino to support Quincy Corridor revival at Pearl Meats redevelopment

Shuttered meat packing plant gets new life to fuel small businesses, create jobs  A once-blighted Dorchester meat packing plant will be...

Oct 17, 2013, 16:06 ET

LISC receives first-time grant from Newman's Own Foundation to boost nutrition in low-income areas

Newman's Own Foundation has awarded a $75,000 grant to the Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC) to support community kitchens that will...

Sep 26, 2013, 12:54 ET

Treasury's CDFI Fund awards $4.5MM to LISC to expand healthy food, save affordable housing in low-income areas

Two new grants from the Treasury Department will help the Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC) increase access to healthy food and preserve...

Sep 12, 2013, 15:18 ET

Justice Department calls on LISC to help attack crime hotspots in low-income communities

The U.S. Department of Justice has again tapped the Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC) to help troubled neighborhoods become safer places...

Jun 04, 2013, 12:40 ET

Anarde takes helm at Rural LISC program

Suzanne Anarde, a community developer with more than two decades of experience helping revitalize low-income rural communities, has been tapped to...

Feb 19, 2013, 15:16 ET

LISC New York City launches three-year healthy food initiative to improve quality of life for low-income NYC residents

The Local Initiatives Support Corporation New York City (LISC NYC) has launched a three-year pilot program to help low-income families in New York...

Jan 03, 2013, 10:51 ET

LISC applauds extension of New Markets Tax Credit, strengthening of Housing Credit in fiscal cliff legislation

 Congress has given low-income neighborhoods the capacity to attract new businesses, create jobs, build more affordable housing and generate...

Nov 15, 2012, 11:10 ET

Charter school financial performance exceeds market expectations, new LISC study finds

Report cites lack of industry disclosure and underwriting standards, emphasizes academic results as key indicator The tax-exempt bond...

Nov 08, 2012, 16:38 ET

LISC establishes Emergency Relief Fund to help low-income residents recover from Sandy

 The Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC) has launched the LISC Emergency Relief Fund to help people in low-income neighborhoods...

Oct 16, 2012, 14:06 ET

LISC names CEOs from Greater Cincinnati Foundation, APM to board

Merchant and Ruiz to help guide LISC's work revitalizing troubled neighborhoods The Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC) has elected...

Sep 24, 2012, 13:42 ET

LISC, Mayor Gray honor nine community leaders for visionary work revitalizing D.C. neighborhoods

September 24th event celebrates DC LISC's 30th anniversary  Mayor Vincent Gray will join the Local Initiatives Support Corporation (DC...

Sep 21, 2012, 16:19 ET

LISC, Mayor Gray to honor nine community leaders on September 24 for visionary work revitalizing D.C. neighborhoods

Event celebrates DC LISC's 30th anniversary Mayor Vincent Gray will join the Local Initiatives Support Corporation (DC LISC) on September...