LISC and Green

Since 2005, DC LISC in partnership with the Home Depot Foundation has provided over $200,000 in grants to support the production of green affordable housing and green building capacity of our nonprofit partners. Our goal is to help reduce utility bills for first time homebuyers and create the most healthy indoor air environment possible.

At the outset of the Home Depot/ DC LISC partnership, green building was a relatively new concept among the nonprofit development community, largely viewed as worthwhile but cost prohibitive. Today, through the diligent work of the green building advocacy movement, ongoing trainings and open design charettes, green building is accepted as the norm.

LISC thanks the Home Depot Foundation for their continued support of energy efficient and sustainable affordable housing in Washington, DC. More than just helping first time low income homeowners save money on their utility bills, these investments are helping to improve the lives of hundreds through healthier indoor air quality.

In 2010:

• We provided a $25,000 grant to Manna to help them incorporate green features into 1029 Perry St, a 16 unit condominium in Brookland. The units are complete and currently being sold.

• We provided a $75,000 green loan to Habitat for Humanity to help incorporate green features into 12 housing units that will be built in Ivy City. DC Habitat also received a $25,000 grant to help enhance the capacity of the staff to build green.

• We provided Mi Casa a $25,000 grant to incorporate green features including a green roof on 8 units in Ivy City. Mi Casa also completed the renovation of 21 Kennedy Street, a 27 unit condominium project that used a $50,000 LISC grant to upgrade energy and water efficiencies.

• We secured $30,000 from the Home Depot Foundation for Manna to help green 1700 W Street SE, a future affordable condominium in Anacostia.