Report Identifies Promising State and Local Policies that Advance Equitable and Inclusive Outcomes in Housing and Community Development

A new report published by Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC), “Local Change, Big Impact: State and Local Policy Responses to Community Needs,” identifies state and local policies that advance equitable and inclusive outcomes within the fields of community development. LISC’s report provides an analysis of a survey which received 521 responses from their partners, including Community Development practitioners, service providers, and individuals in the philanthropic, government and corporate sectors in 45 states and the District of Columbia. 

The report demonstrates the critical importance of state and local policy while also showcasing important themes about how local practitioners view effective policies. The report further demonstrates that local programs can fill the gaps left unmet by existing federal policy and includes examples of some of the policies and programs that are being successfully implemented to improve the lives of residents, while making readers aware of their limitations.  

The full report can be accessed at: