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Houston LISC supports community leaders as they promote healthier habits with creative strategies.

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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 LISC AmeriCorps program in partnership with the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS).

Recent News

A New Study Shows LISC’s Financial Opportunity Centers Surpass Other Programs

New report shows FOCs unique three-prong approach makes them effective at helping individuals find and keep jobs.

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.

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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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