9,238 Homes (new and preserved)
Whether it’s moving homeless families out of crowded shelters into permanent supportive housing, working with Tenant Associations to preserve existing affordable units, or helping homeownership-ready families buy new homes, LISC works with partners to address the challenges in preserving and securing affordable housing – 9,238 units to date. Check out this story about our role in preserving 94 units of affordable housing in the Barry Farms neighborhood of Washington, DC.
5 Healthcare Facilities
To improve the health of families and the quality of life in neighborhoods we finance the construction and renovation of primary care and specialty health and wellness facilities. For example, the Conway Center currently being constructed on Benning Road, NE will include a comprehensive medical and dental clinic. LISC DC invested $34 million into the Conway Center – our largest investment into a single project.
9 Learning Centers
We finance the construction of centers and fund the work of nonprofits that provide accessible and quality early childhood learning, after-school enrichment and adult education programs and services. We provided over $116,000 in grant funds to Bright Beginnings, the only child development center in the District that is dedicated solely to the needs of homeless children and their parents. It recently broke ground on its second early childhood development center, which will be located in Ward 8.
7 Arts Venues and Programs
Whether it’s the visual or the performing arts, for adults or for children, we use our resources to bring a wide array of arts venues and programs to our neighborhoods, including the historic Howard Theatre in Shaw and the Dance Place along the Monroe Street Arts Walk. Read this article to learn about our creative placemaking work and our current projects in Ivy City and Ward 8.
8 Shopping Plazas
People in every neighborhood want the convenient grocery store, drugstore, and restaurant, so we provide financing and equity to develop large shopping plazas and free-standing businesses along commercial corridors and other locations. Our support of Good Food Markets in DC’s Woodridge neighborhood is a great example of how LISC DC supports the development, expansion and improvement of quality retail food outlets and other healthy food activities. Good Food Markets is located on Rhode Island Avenue where LISC DC continues to invest in bringing businesses to this commercial corridor.
16 Community/Service Centers
Accessible and quality services and programs can greatly improve the lives of lower income households; therefore, we use our resources to help develop centers that offer youth programs, senior activities, employment and financial counseling, adult education, etc. This story tells how LISC DC’s support of the Skyland Workforce Center helped a young man not only secure employment, but also build his confidence.