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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.

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.

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Recent News

LISC grows Lending Circle connection to help low-income

The Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC) is teaming up with Mission Asset Fund (MAF) and JPMorgan Chase to provide zero-interest loans through a program called Lending Circles, which helps low-income people establish and improve credit scores, increase savings, and lay the groundwork for stable and prosperous futures.

Neighbors work together to take back their local park

Shared from State Farm's website - A community park can be many things. A green, peaceful escape from a concrete jungle. A place for children to play outdoors. A gathering place to enjoy time with family and friends.

JPMorgan Chase & Co. to launch the fourth PRO Neighborhoods competition

On April 3, JPMorgan Chase & Co. will launch the fourth PRO Neighborhoods annual competition.

New Hope Housing's Harrisburg Property Coming to the Second Ward

A new equitable transit oriented development (TOD) property is coming to Houston.

Local YMCA Receives $100,000 For Sports Fields Through NFL Grassroots Program

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.

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Houston Highlights

Since 1989, Houston LISC and its affiliates have invested over $262 million resulting in:

  • $711 million leveraged

  • 7,972 affordable homes

  • 1.4 million sq. feet of commercial and community space

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