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Welcome to Hartford LISC!

Hartford LISC is one of over 30 local programs of the Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC), the nation’s largest community development support organization. Our mission is to help community residents create healthy and sustainable places of choice and opportunity – good places to live, work, raise children and conduct business. We mobilize corporate, government, individual donor and philanthropic support and invest these resources into the projects, programs and initiatives that build on the assets and address the challenges of Hartford's neighborhoods.


Coming Home to Small Town Connecticut

In a state where housing has become increasingly unaffordable for working families and low-income people who’ve made their lives there, LISC supports small-scale developments in suburban and rural areas. Part of the work is helping towns that once rejected affordable housing begin to see how the integrity and strength—even the survival—of their communities depend on it.

Read the full story here!

Hartford Neighborhood Plans

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Hartford LISC and our Hartford-based CDC partners recently presented 5-year plans for revitalization in the Asylum Hill, Frog Hollow and Upper Albany neighborhoods.   This effort was generously supported by JPMorgan Chase & Co.

Click here to view the plan presentations and an overview of neighborhood data and policy trends.

LISC President & CEO Maurice Jones in The New York Times

Maurice Jones, the new President & CEO of LISC, has been busy! Read his response to a New York Times article examining U.S. Census data that shows an uptick in prosperity across the country. Good news, he says, but there's still much to be done, and anti-poverty efforts must tackle multiple fronts, all at once, to make a difference for low-income Americans. Also, read his reflections from his first month on the job in this blog post.

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Hartford Highlights

Since 1984, Hartford LISC has invested over $20 million to create:

  • 1,700 units of housing,

  • 147,000 sq. ft. commercial space,

  • 6 community centers and

  • 8 child care centers serving over 1,000 children.

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