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Policy and Advocacy

The goal of LISC NYC’s policy work is to advocate and support programs that promote the transformation of distressed neighborhoods into sustainable communities of choice and opportunity with good places to work, do business and raise children. We advocate for resources and supportive government policies before federal and local government through coalitions with community based development corporations (CDCs), foundations, and government

Federal Advocacy

At the federal level we work with LISC’s National Policy Office to advocate for sustained funding and potential expansion of key housing and tax credit programs that make local community development possible.


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State & Local Advocacy

At the local level we work with our coalition partners to advocate for continued and increased state and city funding for housing and community development programs. We share our expertise, budget, and policy recommendations with local government agencies, particularly New York State Homes and Community Renewal (HCR) and the New York City Department of  Housing Preservation and Development (HPD).

Recent LISC NYC Testimony before local and state government:

  1. Testimony before Joint Legislative Public Hearing 2017-2018 Executive Budget (February 2017)
  2. Testimony before New York City Council Committee on Finance Proposed Int. No. 1385-A (January 2017)
  3. Testimony before Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) Board of Directors Proposed Fare and Toll Changes (December 2016)
  4. New York City Council Land Use Committee Subcommittee on Zoning and Franchises (February 2016)
  5. Joint Budget Hearing for the Senate Finance Committee and Assembly Ways and Means Committee (February 2016)
  6. New York State Assembly Standing Committee on Housing (December 2015)
  7. Zoning for Quality and Affordability Hearing of the City Planning Commission (December 2015)
  8. Build It Back Hearing of the New York City Council Committee on Recovery and Resiliency (September 2015)

For more information about LISC NYC’s Policy and Advocacy work please contact our Policy Director, Edward Ubiera at 212-455-9584 or