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"Housing Advocates Praise State Leaders for Budget that Includes $2.5 Billion in Promised Funds for Housing" (4/9/17)

"Housing Delayed is Housing Denied" - Letter to the Editor | Crain's New York Business (8/23/16)

"New York Launches 'First of its Kind' Program; Will Buy Delinquent Mortgages from FHA" - by Ben Lane | HousingWire (7/1/16)

"Queens Community Designs Its Own Post-Hurricane Sandy Future" - by Oscar Perry Abello | Next City (3/9/16)

"New Design Guide Offers Advice to Affordable Housing Developers" - by Oscar Perry Abello | Next City (2/24/16) 

"Filling Vacancies with Food" - by Colleen Flynn  | Shelterforce (12/17/15)

"Teen Artists to Paint Food Justice Mural for Cypress Hills School" - by Camille Bautista | DNAinfo (11/5/15)

"How This Brooklyn Neighborhood is Putting Healthy Food in Business" - by Liz Pleasant | Yes! Magazine (10/23/15)

"Building Healthier Communities With Homegrown Foodies" - by Patrick Rogers | Next City (10/23/15)

"More than 500 Homes Wrecked by Hurricane Sandy Now Fixed Through Neighborhood Revitalization Program" - by Erin Durkin | Daily News (10/7/15)

"Privately-Funded Program Helped 501 Sandy Victims Move Back Home" - by Katie Honan | DNAinfo (10/7/15)

"First Lady of NYC Tours Home Repaired After Superstorm Sandy Thanks to Mayor's Fund" - by Stacey Sager | Eyewitness News (10/7/15)

"Charities Help Cover Construction Costs for Sandy Victim Finally Back in Her House" - by Josh Robin | New York 1 (10/7/15)

"NYC’s First Lady Tours Sandy-Damaged Homes Rebuilt With Help From City Program" | CBS New York (10/7/15)

"Cypress Hills’ New Farmers Market Offers Healthy Eating to Underserved Residents" | Amsterdam News (7/30/15)

"Heat Doesn't Stop Customers at New Farmers Market" | News 12 Brooklyn (7/28/15)

"New Pitkin Verde Farmers Market Debuts in Cypress Hills" - by Camille Bautista | DNAinfo New York (7/27/15)


Press Releases


LISC NYC’s Communities for Healthy Food Program Awarded $500,000 in New York City Council Initiative Funding For Fiscal Year 2017

Housing Advocates Propose a Plan to Finally Unlock $2 Billion in Promised Funding for Affordable and Supportive Housing Statewide

LISC NYC and its affiliate, the National Equity Fund, Inc. (NEF), have closed on Tres Puentes, a new, 175-unit affordable housing complex for low-income seniors in the Mott Haven neighborhood of the Bronx.

LISC NYC Selected by Citi Foundation’s Community Progress Makers Fund Grant Program to Accelerate Economic Opportunity

LISC NYC’s Communities for Healthy Food expands through $644,000 grant from the Laurie M. Tisch Illumination Fund

Affordable Housing Coalition Responds to Gov. Cuomo's Housing and Homelessness Announcements in State of the State Address


"Mayor's Fund to Advance New York City and Local Initiatives Support Corporation of New York City Announce 501 Houses Fixed Through Privately Funded Sandy Home Repair Program" (10/7/15)

"Cypress Hills New Farmers Market Offers Healthy Eating, Fresh Fruits and Vegetables to Underserved Residents" (7/28/15)

"Healthy Living Celebration: Mural Unveiling and Smoke-Free Housing Event by Hope Community, Inc. & Partners" (6/11/15)


"Former Deutsche Bank VP to lead LISC NYC" (9/17/14)

"JLo Set for First Hometown Gig as Part of State Farm Neighborhood Sessions" (6/4/14)

"LISC, State Farm, NYC Department of Health and NYC Coalition for a Smoke-Free City Join Forces to Bring Green and Healthy Practices to Affordable Housing" (5/21/14)

"LISC launches 'Communities for Healthy Food NYC' to help NYC families gain access to healthy and affordable food" (2/18/14)