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Focused Asistance /Core Community Development Partners

LISC Jacksonville works with a group of core nonprofits and community development partners. By concentrating on a group of organizations, LISC Jacksonville is able to put together a cohesive plan for those nonprofits to build capacity and succeed at their missions.

Our Core Community Development Partners:

Ability Housing: Ability Housing’s mission is to provide affordable rental housing for developmentally disabled and homeless in a way that maximizes their inclusion into the community enabling them to lead more production, dignified, and independent lives. Ability Housing owns and manages several rental homes throughout Jacksonville. In 2007, Ability Housing bought their first rental complex, Mayfair Village, and has plans to expand their services throughout the county.


Clara White FarmClara White Mission: The Clara White Mission was founded by a former slave whose compassion for humanity moved her to action. The Mission has existed for more than 100 years. The Clara White Mission offers meals for the hungry, transitional housing for the homeless, job training and employment. The goal of the Mission is to restore those in need to meaningful, dignified lives in the community.



HabijaxHabiJax:  HabiJax is considered to be one of the most successful Habitat for Humanity affiliates in the United States, having provided homeownership opportunities and other housing services to more than 1,900 families. In addition, HabiJax is an advocate for affordable housing and fair housing policies and provides workshops and other trainings to help families improve their housing conditions.



New TownNew Town Success Zone: New Town Success Zone is a partnership of public and private organizations that are developing a continuum of services to help children and their families living in the New Town neighborhood achieve the goals of healthy development, academic success and well-being of the neighborhood’s children.

The mission of the New Town Success Zone is to provide a place-based continuum of services from prenatal to college or post secondary training for the children and their families living in the neighborhood.


Northwest Jax CDCNorthwest Jacksonville Community Development Corporation: NJCDC was founded in 2001 with the mission to improve the quality of life in their neighborhood in a way that embraces economic diversity, makes businesses eager to invest, honors area history, and creates a thriving community for families.

NJCDC serves the residents of the 29th and Chase neighborhood, Grand Park and Durkeeville. Through its work, NJCDC has built over 50 homes including Golfair Estates, a signature project of 15 single family homes that are Energy Star-rated and wired for high speed Internet access. NJCDC has several commercial redevelopment projects on the drawing board as it continues to build single family homes in the area.

Springfield--Operation New HopeOperation New Hope: Operation New Hope is a nonprofit that has two unique focuses. Ready4Work puts ex-offenders back in the workforce while its ONH Development is focused on construction of affordable single family homes in the Eastside neighborhood of Jacksonville. ONH Development builds energy efficient homes and provides residents support in a variety of community building activities.