Adam Kent serves as Deputy Director in the DC office of the Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC), and is responsible for a wide range of LISC investments and community development initiatives. Adam helps to lead and manage the LISC DC team, which has deployed $115 million of community-based investments throughout the DC Region since 2018. He developed and currently leads LISC’s Elevating Equity Initiative, a $100 million effort devoted to fostering equitable and inclusive development in the neighborhoods surrounding the 11th Street Bridge Park. In addition, Adam structures and underwrites loans that create and preserve affordable housing throughout the DC Region, as well as financing that facilitate mixed-use developments and community-based renewable energy projects. Over his time, he has financed 1,600 affordable homes for lower-income families by developing and managing a $50+ million investment portfolio, which has leveraged over $850 million in additional investment since 2017. In addition, Adam is a strong advocate for renewable energy and climate justice, and has underwritten 1.73 megawatts of solar PV projects benefiting lower-income households, which represents 25% of total solar lending approved across LISC. Adam also leads LISC DC’s creative placemaking projects and monitors regional policy and budget activities, providing analysis on issues that affect community development throughout the DMV. Prior to joining LISC, Adam worked as a high school math teacher in DC Public Schools and as a researcher at the Urban Institute. He holds a BA in Economics from Macalester College, a MA in Teaching from American University, and a MPA from Princeton University.