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Local Initiatives Support Corporation of Greater Cincinnati & Northern Kentucky

LISC Greater Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky is the local office of the country's largest community development organization that helps resident-led, community-based development organizations transform distressed communities and neighborhoods into healthy ones - good places to live, do business, work and raise families. 

2015: A Record-Breaking Year2015: A Record-Breaking Year

LISC has never, in 35 years of work, invested more in the future of low-income communities than it did in 2015. President & CEO Michael Rubinger begins his last year at LISC’s helm with a look at the organization's historic $1.3 billion in support for efforts that help Americans prosper.

Our Mission

Our mission is to attract, coordinate and provide resources to assist in transforming targeted Greater Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky neighborhoods into healthy, sustainable communities in partnership with their residents.  We do this by providing capital, technical expertise, training and information, and by supporting the development of local leadership and the creation of affordable housing, commercial, industrial and community facilities, businesses and jobs. We help neighbors build communities.

The Northern Kentucky Scholar HouseThe Northern Kentucky Scholar House

LISC Greater Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky helped out the Scholar House by investing $6,290,000 in NEF Low Income Housing Tax Credits. The Scholar House is a resource for single parents in college that need help with housing and quality child care.

LISC 2014 Year In Review

In 2014 LISC Greater Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky invested $19,464,774 in our neighborhoods including grants and loans totalling over $3.3 Million. LISC funding supported the construction of 60 housing units which included $6.2M of equity for the Newport Scholar House, a development that brought housing and education together in a two-generation approach to helping people reach self-sufficiency. A $6M New Market Tax Credit investment enabled the renovation of Lower Price Hill's St. Michaels campus to house Education and Community Matters and expand their GED preparation and college bridge program.

Click here to view our Annual Report.

New research: How Financial Opportunity Centers help low-income AmericansNew research: How Financial Opportunity Centers help low-income Americans

An in-depth analysis of outcomes from our FOCs have been released with evidence to support LISC's long-heald belief that "it takes more than just a job for people to raise their standards of living". Read a message from our President and CEO, Michael Rubinger and view the report at the link provided.

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