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About Houston LISC

Houston LISC is a local office of the Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC), the nation’s largest community development support organization. With residents and partners, we forge resilient and inclusive communities of opportunity across America – great places to live, work, visit, do business and raise families. By providing capital, technical expertise and training, LISC helps to develop local leaders and invest in the creation and growth of affordable housing, local community centers, and businesses that create new jobs.

Hurricane Harvey Relief Fund

Houston LISC in collaboration with Harvey Home Repair Collaborative members Fifth Ward Community Redevelopment Corporation, Houston Habitat for Humanity, Rebuilding Together Houston, Tejano Center for Community Concerns are recipients of the Hurricane Harvey Relief Fund, overseen by the Greater Houston Community Foundation. For home repair assistance, visit HarveyHomeConnect.org.

News

From National LISC:
12.17.2018 - ,

How LISC Houston Is Galvanizing Harvey Recovery

An article in The Atlantic's Renewal Project gives props to LISC Houston's Amanda Timm and the women leaders of four other local groups partnered to repair hundreds of hurricane-ravaged homes in the ongoing wake of Harvey. Together, the collaborative is deploying a $17 million grant to make 480 houses livable again.

11.13.2018 - ,

Partners Celebrate Ribbon Cutting of Refurbished Sports Field Made Possible By NFL Grassroots & SPARK Programs

YES Prep Public Schools will host a ribbon cutting ceremony on its renovated youth sports field on Tuesday, November 13th at 5 p.m. at 6565 De Moss Drive. The sports field will accommodate practices, games and campus activities for YES Prep students as well as the broader Gulfton community.

From National LISC:
10.23.2018 - ,

LISC CEO & Rep. Fred Upton on the Potent Promise of Opportunity Zones

Maurice A. Jones and Congressman Fred Upton (R-MI) co-authored a blog for The Hill, making a strong case for how Opportunity Zones can attract unprecedented capital to underinvested places—if the necessary oversight and guiderails are in place. Under the right circumstances, OZs could channel some $6 trillion into American communities, leveraging local talent, assets and inclusive development already underway.

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