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05 Apr, 2017, 14:00 ET LISC issues $100M in GO bonds to fuel economic opportunity in low-income communities

In a first-ever move of its kind, the Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC) is issuing $100 million in general obligation bonds to help...


21 Nov, 2016, 14:11 ET LISC awarded $85 million in New Markets Tax Credits to spur economic opportunity in low-income areas

The U.S. Department of Treasury has awarded billions of dollars in investment authority to the Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC) and 119...


25 Oct, 2016, 10:28 ET LISC teams up with Northeastern University to launch model program investing in women and minority entrepreneurs

Northeastern University has teamed up with the Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC) on a program that will drive loans and university...


06 Oct, 2016, 14:56 ET USDA announces $20 million for Rural LISC to spur development of essential community facilities in poverty-stricken rural areas

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has awarded $20 million in financing to Rural LISC through its Community Facilities loan program to help...


08 Aug, 2016, 13:43 ET Sen. Roberts visits Children's Campus of KC to discuss strategies that help close the achievement gap

When Sen. Pat Roberts sat down with preschoolers today at the Children's Campus of Kansas City (CCKC), he was focused on much more than story time...


21 Jul, 2016, 12:57 ET LISC announces $13 million in grants for N.Y. communities devastated by 'zombie' properties

The Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC) is helping municipal leaders across New York State tackle blight with $13 million in grants...


23 May, 2016, 10:43 ET Small towns fight decline with rural brand of economic development that attracts businesses, improves health, stems population loss

 Community leaders are ramping up to to tackle poverty in rural America, targeting essential strategies to spur growth and attract new...


25 Jan, 2016, 09:30 ET LISC announces record-breaking $1.3 billion in community investments for 2015

 The Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC) invested more in low-income communities during 2015 than in any year in its 35-year...


03 Nov, 2015, 11:00 ET Healthy Futures Fund doubles commitment to disadvantaged areas with $100 million in new funding for affordable housing, health care

A unique financial collaboration is deploying $100 million in new capital to improve health and expand housing opportunities in low-income...


03 Sep, 2015, 11:15 ET Brockton Neighborhood Health Center And Vicente's Tropical Grocery Celebrate Opening Of Joint Venture

 U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts and Mayor Bill Carpenter of Brockton today joined the celebration of a pioneering partnership...


31 Aug, 2015, 09:07 ET Brockton Neighborhood Health Center To Open

A new Brockton Neighborhood Health Center will open with a press conference, site tour, and nutrition counseling demonstration on Thursday,...


15 Dec, 2014, 10:37 ET New research connects investments in low-income communities to direct gains in employment and income

A new study of dozens of poor communities across the country found that families fared better economically in places where a far-reaching...


07 Oct, 2014, 11:51 ET Justice Department taps LISC to help reduce crime and engage residents with police in poor communities

 The Obama Administration is stepping up its efforts to tackle crime in some of the country's toughest neighborhoods. The U.S. Department of...


30 Sep, 2014, 11:24 ET LISC joins forces with METEC and State Farm to launch Peoria's first Financial Opportunity Center

Low-income families in Peoria have a new resource to help them establish financial stability and pull themselves out of poverty with today's...


19 Sep, 2014, 10:56 ET JPMorgan Chase connects low-income residents to financial stability, jobs with $1MM grant to LISC

The Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC) will use a new $1 million grant from the JPMorgan Chase Foundation to help thousands of low-income...


17 Sep, 2014, 15:21 ET Former Deutsche Bank VP to lead LISC NYC

Sam Marks, a national leader in philanthropy and social investment, is the new executive director of the Local Initiatives Support Corporation's...


10 Sep, 2014, 13:37 ET LISC STUDY: While students wait for classroom seats, charter schools struggle to find funds to build and upgrade facilities

As students languish on waiting lists, three states are pioneering ways to help charter schools find low-cost capital to build, expand and...


30 Jun, 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...


04 Jun, 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...


13 May, 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...


19 Feb, 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...


05 Feb, 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...


16 Jan, 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...


25 Nov, 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...


29 Oct, 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...