Local Initiatives Support Corporation, New York City (LISC NYC)

by Leah Butz
Local Initiatives Support Corporation, New York City (LISC NYC)
28 Liberty Street
Address Line 2
34th floor
New York

LISC NYC supports local partners who invest in people and places in order to create a more equitable, inclusive, and sustainable New York City. We do this in three main ways: We provide financial and human capital to build the capacity of our partners and improve neighborhoods. We invest in affordable housing, businesses, and neighborhood assets to improve social, economic, and physical health. We amplify the voices of disenfranchised communities and advocate with them for policy solutions and resources.

Phone Number
(212) 455-9800
Director, Manager or CEO
Maurice Coleman
Number of staff/employees
Annual Budget
Year Started
Latest Projects
From 2014-18, LISC NYC ran Communities for Healthy Food NYC. This program integrates healthy food strategies into community development work in low-income areas by incorporating programming, education and outreach into affordable housing buildings and community services; educating residents and community service providers on nutrition, food preparation, and overall health; and by locating healthy food outlets and food-related enterprises in places without them. LISC NYC provided funding and technical support to a cohort of community based organizations to implement this program. These CBOs continue to lead this work. LISC NYC created a Toolkit, which shares our successes and lessons learned from this work. The Toolkit can be found here: https://www.lisc.org/media/filer_public/bd/63/bd6327a3-8841-45b0-9eba-1b9fa3f90ce6/lisc_nyc_communities_for_healthy_food_toolkit_march_2018.pdf.
Interesting Fact
Over the last 36 years, LISC New York City has invested over $2.5 billion in more than 75 New York City community development corporations (CDCs) and other local groups. This has allowed organizations to develop over 37,000 affordable homes and apartments and 1.7 million square feet of retail and community space. In 2015 alone, LISC New York City and their affiliates provided over $13 million in financing for affordable housing developments and over $120 million in equity investments.
Areas Served
Bronx, Brooklyn, Manhattan, Staten Island, Queens
Core Programs
Communities for Healthy Food: empowers residents to advocate for access to affordable healthy food.
Two Shades of Green: create green, healthy and safe affordable housing.
Healthy Food Financing Initiative: Investing in community grocery stores and other food outlets to improve nutrition and health and create commercial revitalization and job creation.
Community Health Partnership Project: bringing health care and community development partners together to collaborate and implement a pilot program where CHWs provide in home asthma intervention services.
Major Issues
Food Environment, Healthy Food Access, Nutrition Education (Adult)
Frequently used hashtags
#nyc #housing #affordablehousing #cooking #healthyeating #foodjustice #healthequity#foodsecurity #communitydevelopment #bronx #brooklyn #communityplanning
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