Distressed communities need supportive public policies to rebuild. LISC maintains an active public policy presence at the federal, state and local levels. The objectives of LISC’s policy initiatives are established through careful collaboration with our local offices and LISC’s Public Policy Advisory Committee. LISC’s policy office assists local program offices along with rural and urban CDCs with the advocacy process while working with other national and state organizations on wide-ranging community development issues.

LISC’s locally driven and partnership-based approach to policy attracts support from both ends of the political spectrum. Rural and urban policy makers alike recognize LISC’s well-documented success in building communities while leveraging substantial private capital. Additionally, LISC’s holistic approach to building communities attracts policy allies from the from business, social service, education, environmental, and community development sectors.