Our Stories

8.09.2017 -

How Arts and Culture Can Catalyze Rural Development

In an interview for Rural Voices, a publication of the Housing Assistance Council, Bob Reeder, Rural LISC's director for national programs, discusses the importance of inclusion, diversity and economic equity when bringing arts and culture into community development efforts. With those key ingredients, creative placemaking can be a winning proposition for rural revitalization.

8.08.2017 -

What a Farmers Market Can Do

In honor of National Farmers Market Week (August 6 to 12), we’re recognizing the extraordinary markets that LISC has helped launch, grow and support, and how much good they bring to their communities.

8.03.2017 -

LISC’s Focus on Community Needs Clinched a New Facebook/Silicon Valley Partnership

An article quoting CEO Maurice Jones in The Mercury News delved into the reasons LISC was chosen by Facebook, the city of East Palo Alto and Silicon Valley community groups to manage a multi-million dollar affordable housing fund: our track record of putting community needs at the forefront, including bringing employment, health and other needed services into the mix.

8.01.2017 -

A Historic New Partnership for Silicon Valley

It’s official! LISC has been tapped to manage an $18.5 million investment from Facebook in partnership with community groups and the city of East Palo Alto to create quality affordable housing in Silicon Valley where Facebook is headquartered. LISC plans to quadruple the Catalyst Fund, as it is known, to $75 million to address regional challenges such as affordable housing and access to economic opportunity for local residents.

8.01.2017 -

Facebook “Likes” Our Work

Top Facebook executives just made our day. After announcing that LISC will manage Facebook’s Catalyst Housing Fund to develop affordable housing in Silicon Valley, COO Sheryl Sandberg and Elliot Schrage, VP of communications & public policy, took to their respective FB platforms to share the value of our track record linking low-income people with economic opportunity.