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Helping African-American And Other Communities Disproportionately Impacted By The Coronavirus

Maurice Jones, the president and CEO of LISC.

On this edition of In Black America, producer/host John L. Hanson Jr. speaks with Maurice A. Jones, president and CEO of the Local Initiatives Support Corporation. Jones is the former deputy secretary of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and the secretary of commerce in Virginia.

The Local Initiatives Support Corporation is the largest community development organization in the country that provides access to capital, grants, loans, equity investments, tax credit equity, affordable housing and technical assistance to places such as schools, health care centers and organized groups.

Jones talks about the work LISC does across the United States in housing, economic development, job training, social determinants of health and education.

Corrected: December 3, 2020 at 11:12 AM CST
This article has been corrected to show Jones served as the deputy secretary of HUD.
John L. Hanson is the producer and host of the nationally syndicated radio series In Black America. It’s heard on home station KUT at 10 p.m. Tuesdays and 6:30 a.m. Sundays — and weekly on close to 20 stations across the country. The weekly podcast of IBA, the only nationally broadcast Black-oriented public affairs radio program, is one of KUT’s most popular podcasts.
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