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Nov 13, 2014, 12:03 ET

New national initiative will fuel arts and cultural investments in low-income communities

 The Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC) has launched a national effort to drive millions of dollars into arts-related businesses and...

Aug 20, 2014, 12:03 ET

LISC to steer $50 million to low-income areas under Treasury Dept. bond guarantee program

Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC) will invest $50 million in long-term loans to improve the quality of life in distressed neighborhoods...

Jun 05, 2014, 16:23 ET

LISC wins $60MM in New Markets Tax Credit authority to attract businesses and jobs to low-income areas

 The Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC) will tap $60 million from the latest round of federal New Markets Tax Credits (NMTCs) to...

Jun 03, 2014, 11:00 ET

New funds help lift low-income families, attract businesses to distressed areas across the country

In a move to help lift more families out of poverty, two longtime community development partners are driving new resources into troubled...

Jan 22, 2014, 16:50 ET

South Los Angeles takes center stage at national crime forum as model of police-community collaboration

AG Holder, HUD Secy Donovan join local L.A. leaders to detail significant crime drops It may not be a silver bullet, but it's working:...

Jan 20, 2014, 13:48 ET

Collaboration Reduces Crime, Say Two Obama Cabinet Members & NYPD Commissioner Bratton

The following is being released by the Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC): Bringing down crime in America's toughest neighborhoods is...

Jan 13, 2014, 09:15 ET

Two Obama Cabinet Members Kick Off Nyc Forum On Reducing Crime Via Police Partnerships With Community Groups

 Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC) and the Police Foundation are hosting the "Safe Streets, Strong Communities" symposium to examine...

Oct 24, 2013, 17:20 ET

LISC builds on affordable housing work in six cities with new grant from JPMorgan Chase

The Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC) will use a new $1 million grant from JPMorgan Chase to support affordable housing development in...

Oct 18, 2013, 16:12 ET

LISC pledges $100 million to transit-oriented development partnership with the City of Los Angeles

Strategy focuses on 15 low-income communities along light rail, rapid bus lines  The City of Los Angeles has tapped the Local Initiatives...

Oct 16, 2013, 16:12 ET

South Los Angeles community recognized with $20,000 national safety award

MetLife Foundation honors alliance to reduce crime and create quality housing in Vernon Central  Community development leaders along with...

Oct 15, 2013, 12:32 ET

LISC, Nationwide launch $20MM lending program to spur economic development in underserved Calif. communities

 Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC) is partnering with Nationwide on a new $20 million program to help jump-start businesses and...

Aug 07, 2013, 10:27 ET

Local Initiatives Support Corporation's (LISC) statement on President Obama's Arizona housing address

 The Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC) congratulates President Obama on his housing address delivered in Phoenix yesterday. His...

Jul 30, 2013, 11:21 ET

Accenture Grants Local Initiatives Support Corporation US$350,000 to Equip People with Career Skills Needed in Their Communities

Award reflects Accenture's global corporate citizenship initiative, Skills to Succeed Accenture and the Local Initiatives Support...

Jun 25, 2013, 10:39 ET

LISC wins $1.4MM in new AmeriCorps funding to fuel economic recovery in low-income neighborhoods

The Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC) has been awarded more than $1.4 million to hire and train new AmeriCorps members who will help...

Jun 24, 2013, 15:21 ET

LISC to Hold July 10 Symposium on Investing in Charter Schools

The Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC), the nation's largest community development organization, will hold a one-day symposium, Bonds...

Jan 23, 2013, 08:22 ET

Greater Newark LISC lays out model for safer Newark neighborhoods during first What Works local crime summit

The Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC) is laying the groundwork to bring its nationally recognized community safety model to Newark...

Oct 26, 2012, 15:28 ET

LISC tapped to lead revitalization plan for Mott Haven

HUD's Choice Neighborhoods grant to NYCHA will spur sweeping redevelopment effort The Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC) is...

Oct 16, 2012, 15:43 ET

Holmes takes helm at new LISC Peoria program

The Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC) has named Brandon Holmes, a driving force in Cincinnati's community development industry, to lead...

Oct 02, 2012, 11:25 ET

DOJ taps LISC to help drive down crime and drive up confidence in troubled neighborhoods

 The U.S. Department of Justice is tapping the Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC) to help attack crime hotspots in 15 cities...

Aug 02, 2012, 17:27 ET

LISC launches first Financial Opportunity Centers in Philadelphia, extends national network to 64 communities

 The Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC) is expanding its nationally recognized network of Financial Opportunity Centers to...