Rural LISC staff and Advisory Committee members met in Albuquerque Feb. 22-24, 2017, to kick off our Native American Initiative with a Partnership Training and Focus Group led by Seven Sisters Community Development Group, and a tour of the historic Acoma Pueblo.

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A Boot Camp for Non-Profits Combating Homelessness Across California

As California's homelessness and affordable housing crisis deepens, the demand for non-profit developers who can navigate the complex world of affordable housing construction is more acute than ever. The only program of its kind, LISC's Housing Development Training Institute readies project managers to help close the housing gap across California.

Growing Rural Communities Fund

The Growing Rural Communities Fund (GRCF) offers low interest mini-permanent and construction to mini-perm loans for commercial development, mixed use development, small businesses and nonprofit facilities in eligible locations.  Learn more about this and other Rural LISC Loan Products here.


Funder in the Spotlight: Federal Home Loan Bank of Des Moines

Rural LISC is thrilled to recognize the generosity of the Federal Home Loan Bank of Des Moines (FHLB) in its continued support. FHLB has been a longtime donor to Rural LISC, contributing $15,000 this year alone to support Rural LISC’s affordable housing efforts across 12 western and Midwestern states.

The Road to Capacity

Rural LISC's Road to Capacity chart gives a helpful at-a-glance view of the critical milestones passed on the unique path of growth undertaken by our partner organizations working in areas of high and persistent poverty. Click image for larger size.

CDC in the Spotlight

Introducing OPAL Community Land Trust

This week, Rural LISC is putting the spotlight on one of our newest partners, OPAL Community Land Trust. OPAL (“Of People And Land”) is committed to helping to sustain Orcas Island in Washington State's San Juan Island archipelago as a healthy, economically diverse community by providing permanently affordable homes and support for islanders whose housing needs are not met by the traditional market.

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