In 2016, Enterprise directed more capital into communities than at any other point in our 35-year history, achieving record results. We invested over $6 billion in 2016, creating or preserving more than 24,000 well-designed affordable homes and 18.3 million square feet of commercial and community space.
We go beyond the numbers. We show how in Evanston, Illinois, renovation efforts upgraded the safety and comfort features for residents, while preserving the affordability of 200 homes. In Guadalupe, Arizona, a long-term commitment is keeping well-designed homes affordable in a culturally vibrant, but economically disadvantaged area. In San Francisco, a new headquarters for a nonprofit dedicated to helping blind and visually impaired people is providing new opportunities to its students. And in Jamaica Plain, Massachusetts, a neighborhood blight was turned into homes for formerly homeless residents and a medical respite facility for medically-vulnerable homeless adults.
Our report also shows our progress and results from Enterprise programs, initiatives and markets nationwide.
The commitment and generosity of donors help create opportunity for low- and moderate-income people through affordable housing in diverse, thriving communities.