LISC's Secret of Success

Neal Peirce discusses the 30-year history of LISC (Local Initiatives Support Corporation), which he points to as a true success story in the struggle to provide affordable housing.

Peirce says that one major reason for LISC's success is that it is neighborhood-focused:

"Second, it engages grassroots local organizations - community development corporations in particular - as its partners. And third, it has close ties to significant non-governmental capital - foundations (including Ford, its founder), and major corporate funders."

Peirce looks at what's next for LISC, including a significant effort to put markets into "food deserts" and starting charter schools.

Full Story: A 30-Year Success Story: What’s Next for “LISC”?

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