Welcome to Houston LISC!
Houston LISC is the local site of the Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC), the nation’s largest community development support organization. For more than 25 years, Houston LISC has helped residents transform their neighborhoods into communities of choice and opportunity. We are part lender, grantor and consultant – collaborating with others to bring funding, knowledge and people to help neighborhoods become sustainable communities.
CEO Maurice Jones Lays Out “Audacious Goals” for LISC
On November 14-16, more than 300 community development leaders from across the country gathered in Houston to discuss critical issues. In a speech before hundreds of community development partners, philanthropic and corporate leaders and policymakers, LISC’s CEO Maurice Jones called for a focus on living-wage jobs to help improve the lives of low-income families. This is a time to forge more partnerships and ramp up expectations for our work and the communities we serve, he said. Read more
"Now We're Together"
For seven years, a tide of financing and human capital has helped energize Houston's Near Northside. Today, the neighborhood is home to a bona fide community, resilient even in the wake of tragedy, with resident leaders equipped and determined to build a better quality of life.
On April 3, JPMorgan Chase & Co. will launch the fourth PRO Neighborhoods annual competition.
A new equitable transit oriented development (TOD) property is coming to Houston.
The YMCA of Greater Houston has been granted $100,000 from the Houston Texans through the National Football League Foundation Grassroots Program to renovate and resurface sports fields for proper irrigation and fencing at the Harriet and Joe Foster Family YMCA in the Greater Heights community.
New LISC CEO Maurice Jones Launches Agenda that Places Living-Wage Jobs and Low-Income Families at the Center of the 21st-Century American Story
New report shows FOCs unique three-prong approach makes them effective at helping individuals find and keep jobs.