Rural LISC

Rural Affordable Housing

Rural LISC works with its CDC Partners in 32 states to develop the housing stock in low income rural communi-ties, creating quality, affordable homes that root families to the community and connect them to each other.

CDC in the Spotlight

There’s No Place Like Home

Rural LISC Partner CDC CHIP (Community Housing Improvement Program) celebrates 40 years creating self-help housing in Northern California.

Brisas de Paz Opens


Brisas de Paz, a 62-unit affordable housing apartment building complex for working families on a limited income, celebrated its grand opening on March 25.  The project, by the Coachella Valley Housing Coalition, a Rural LISC Partner CDC, is located in the town of Desert Hot Springs in Southern California’s Coachella Valley.  It includes a swimming pool and all the amenities typical of a market-rate building, with rents ranging from $311 to $716 per month.  The building has one-, two- and three-bedroom units.

Funder in the Spotlight: Federal Home Loan Bank of Des Moines

Strengthening Communities Together

The Federal Home Loan Bank of Des Moines is an important funder and partner for Rural LISC’s community development work among the 58 Partner CDCs it supports across 32 states. In October 2012 FHLB Des Moines launched a new public policy network: Strengthening Communities Together.

Rural LISC and Partner CDC Pearl River Valley Opportunity assist in Mississippi tornado recovery

USDA’s Mutual Self Help Program

Build Your Home

This video highlights self-help housing with our CDC Partner Community Action Partnership of Northwest Montana. In USDA’s Mutual Self-Help Housing program, low-income borrowers work together under the guidance of a nonprofit public housing entity (self-help grantee) to build each others’ homes.

CDCs in the News

Read the latest news from Rural LISC Partner CDCs.