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Sep 11, 2019, 15:01 ET LISC launches South Carolina community investment program to fuel affordable housing, businesses and jobs in upstate communities

A $20 billion social enterprise is bringing its community investment model to Upstate communities as part of a major effort to expand affordable...


Jun 20, 2019, 12:18 ET Lawmakers propose 'neighborhood homes' tax credit to attract investment in blighted housing, expand homeownership, revitalize communities

Bipartisan legislation introduced this week would create a new federal tax credit to fuel rehabilitation of deteriorated single-family homes and...


Jun 03, 2019, 13:47 ET Community Organizations In Chicago Receive Funding Through The Citi Foundation And LISC To Help Train Workers For Growing Job Sectors

The Citi Foundation and the Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC) today announced new funding through the Bridges to Career Opportunities...


May 29, 2019, 11:22 ET LISC names Annie Donovan as new COO

The Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC) has named Annie Donovan, former director of the federal Community Development Financial Institutions ...


May 22, 2019, 11:17 ET LISC, Atrium Health team up to link health-related services to affordable housing development through Charlotte investment fund

The Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC) and Atrium Health are launching a new effort to improve the health of Queen City residents by...


May 20, 2019, 11:00 ET Peter McLaughlin to head LISC Twin Cities

A long-time Hennepin County commissioner has been named to lead one of the Twin Cities' most prolific community development organizations and steer...


May 13, 2019, 11:00 ET Wells Fargo otorga un subsidio de $1 millón a LISC para impulsar la pequeña empresa y la recuperación económica en Puerto Rico

La Local Initiatives Support Corporation (Corporación de Apoyo a las Iniciativas Locales, o LISC, por sus siglas en inglés) está utilizando una...


May 13, 2019, 11:00 ET Wells Fargo makes $1M grant to LISC to fuel small businesses, economic recovery in Puerto Rico

The Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC) is using a $1 million grant from Wells Fargo to support economic recovery in storm-ravaged...


Mar 18, 2019, 11:00 ET Philadelphia Community Organization Receives Funding Through The Citi Foundation And LISC To Help Train Workers For Growing Job Sectors

The Citi Foundation and the Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC) today announced new funding through the Bridges to Career Opportunities...


Mar 05, 2019, 12:05 ET Bozeman Community-Based Organization Receives Funding Through The Citi Foundation And LISC To Help Train Workers For Growing Job Sectors

The Citi Foundation and the Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC) today announced new funding through the Bridges to Career Opportunities...


Jan 14, 2019, 18:00 ET LISC launches new Charlotte program office to expand affordable housing, economic opportunity

A $19 billion social enterprise is bringing its community investment model to Charlotte as part of a major effort to expand affordable housing,...


Dec 05, 2018, 14:30 ET LISC taps innovative entrepreneur to spearhead Opportunity Zone strategies, investments

A national social enterprise that has invested nearly $20 billion in underinvested American communities has named a top investment executive to lead...


Sep 06, 2018, 15:53 ET ESPN, Under Armour and LISC Announce $330,000 in Grants to Turn Vacant Spaces into Valuable Places for Sports, Recreation and Play

Community organizations in Baltimore, Los Angeles and Philadelphia will receive grants totaling $330,000 to help transform vacant lots into sports,...


Jun 29, 2018, 01:01 ET Global coalition responds to United Bid win for 2026 FIFA World Cup with $30M plan to build community soccer fields, empower 1 million kids across North America

The winning United 2026 World Cup bid has not only energized North American soccer fans with the promise of elite matches played in home stadiums. It ...


May 17, 2018, 10:41 ET LISC to testify before Congress on May 17th on the potential for significant economic gains in newly designated Opportunity Zones

Maurice A. Jones, president and CEO of the Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC), one of the nation's top community investment organizations,...


Feb 21, 2018, 01:31 ET ESPN, Under Armour and LISC Announce a New Initiative to Turn Vacant Spaces into Valuable Places for Sports, Recreation and Play

Today ESPN and Under Armour, in collaboration with the Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC) - one of the nation's leading community...


Jul 27, 2017, 12:26 ET Greater Peoria LISC names veteran economic development leader as new executive director

The Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC) has named one of Illinois' most respected community and economic development professionals to lead...


May 15, 2017, 15:22 ET National nonprofits expand partnerships to help low-income families increase financial opportunity

The Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC) is teaming up with Mission Asset Fund (MAF) and JPMorgan Chase to provide zero-interest loans...


Nov 21, 2016, 02:11 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...


Oct 25, 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...


Oct 06, 2016, 02:56 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...


Aug 08, 2016, 01:43 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...


Jul 21, 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 focused...


May 23, 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 residents...


Jan 25, 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...