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Houston LISC Programs

LISC takes a comprehensive approach to community development that addresses five keys to creating a sustainable community:

  • Expanding investment in housing and other real estate
  • Increasing family income and wealth
  • Stimulating local and regional economic activity
  • Improving access to quality education
  • Fostering livable, safe and healthy environments

As part of its mission to help resident-led, community-based development organizations transform distressed communities into healthy sustainable ones, LISC operates several programs.

  • GO-Neighborhoods: A holistic neighborhood revitalization initiative that addresses the many aspects of a sustainable community
  • Financial Opportunity Centers (FOCs): Place-based career and financial service centers
  • Loans and Real Estate Financing: Providing loans, lines of credit, grants and recoverable grants, and equity investments to Community Development Corporations, nonprofits and mission driven for-profit developers in the greater Houston area
  • Technical Assistance and Capacity Building: Helping nonprofits successfully take on projects and programs they might not otherwise have the expertise for
  • Public Policy: Supporting community-driven change at the local level, while also focusing on city-wide redevelopment policies to support sustainable development
  • NFL Grassroots: Partnering with National Football League Youth Football Fund to provide financing and technical assistance to build new football fields or refurbish old ones