In celebration of the new online resources NHC is developing, we’re featuring stories about the tools and resources of some of our members.
The Washington, D.C. regional offices of NHC member Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC) recently launched a new website. The site is designed to be agile and user-friendly, and has functionality responsive on desktop, tablet and smart phone platforms.
LISC-DC Program Officer Adiyah Ali says that the site will act as “a place for people to be updated about our partners’ ongoing community development work in Washington, D.C. and how we are supporting them in making the District – its housing, early learning and education centers, arts programs, health centers, shopping, and retail plazas – truly affordable, accessible and inclusive to all residents.” Adding that social media will play a significant role in LISC-DC’s advocacy efforts, Ali says further expansion of the site is planned and will be announced on LISC-DC’s various social media platforms.
The “Oral Histories” feature allows site visitors learn about seven DC neighborhoods through storytelling from neighborhood residents. This feature allows residents and housing stakeholders to speak for themselves, a feature of LISC-DC’s advocacy approach.
Additionally, the site’s unique search functionality allows visitors to choose their path of navigation (either LISC projects or neighborhoods) to see how many DC neighborhoods have gone through extensive redevelopment and transformation. Visitors can also share homepage stories on Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn with just the click of a button.
Perhaps the most exciting feature is an interactive map found on the site’s “Our Impact’ page, which allows site users to see examples of LISC-DC’s investments throughout the city. This feature is helpful to those who may want to speak to representatives about the existing LISC-supported projects in their communities and places where more resources are needed.
Learn more about LISC-DC and get acclimated to the new website here.