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Houston LISC 25th Anniversary Symposium and Luncheon celebrates 25 years of investment, connection and transformation in Houston's communities and neighborhoods

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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.

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Houston LISC is participating in the 2015-2016 LISC AmeriCorps program in partnership with the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS).

Recent News

Community leaders promote healthier habits with creative strategies

Roland Cotton is helping his neighbors become healthier. In a community struggling with chronic illness and without easy access to fruits and vegetables, Roland is digging in the dirt to make a change. He and community leaders in OST/South Union and Near Northside are working with GO Neighborhoods to create fun and educational activities that encourage better eating habits, more exercise and generally healthier lifestyles for residents of all ages.

LISC Helps Families Find Stability Through Financial Opportunity Centers

Houston LISC and Community Development In The News

In case you missed these Chronicle articles over the holidays, we wanted to highlight them as we all kick off our 2016 work.

Bridges to Career Opportunities, Funding Announcement

The Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC), with funding from the Social Innovation Fund, would like to announce the opening of a grant competition for its Bridges to Career Opportunities (BCO) program.

Houston LISC is Hiring for Community Development Officer

Houston LISC is now accepting applications for the Community Development Officer position. Please click here for job description and how to apply.

KIPP Sunnyside Celebrates New Athletic Field

The Houston Texans, Houston LISC and KIPP Houston Public Schools recently celebrated the opening of the new KIPP Sunnyside campus athletic practice field with a ribbon cutting ceremony

Bundled Approach to Financial Security Pays Off for Houston

In conjunction with Houston Money Week, Houston LISC hosted the Financial Opportunity Centers(FOC) Intergrated Approach to Career Pathways lunchen on Tuesday, April 21st. Guest Attended to gain a deeper understanding of the FOC's bundled coaching model and it's ongoing impact on Houston's workforce.

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Houston Highlights

Since 1989, Houston LISC and its affiliates have invested over $243 million resulting in:

  • $637 million leveraged

  • 7,607 affordable homes

  • 1.4 million sq. feet of commercial and community space

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