December 16, 2016

Enterprise Ohio Awards $565,000 in Capacity Building Grants

Enterprise through the HUD Section 4 Capacity Building for Community Development and Affordable Housing program awarded $565,000 to ten community development corporations (CDCs) and collaboratives throughout Cuyahoga and Franklin Counties.

We are excited to be working with these partners who are leading initiatives that create and sustain affordable housing in thriving communities and build opportunity for low- and moderate-income people.

Congratulations to the following organizations:

  • Cleveland Neighborhood Progress received a grant for pass-through operating support to CDCs in the City of Cleveland. Through a partnership with Enterprise and other local foundations, Neighborhood Progress provides funds to CDCs, along with capacity building training, project development assistance.
  • Cleveland Housing Network received a grant to explore creation of a Community Development Financial Institution (CDFI) focused on mortgage lending to low-income households in Cleveland and northeastern Ohio.
  • Community Development Collaborative of Greater Columbus received a grant to support to local community development organizations engaged in affordable housing activities.
  • Homeport received a grant to administer their lease-option program which allows low-income families to rent and own decent, stable and affordable single-family homes.
  • Greater Cleveland Habitat for Humanity received a grant for a Neighborhood Revitalization Initiative Coordinator who will serve as Habitat’s primary point person in their designated neighborhoods to foster new and existing relationships.
  • Metro West Community Development Office received a grant to grow organizational capacity through an International Village Project Manager position that formalizes programs that support welcoming and resettlement of newcomer families into the International Village.
  • Famicos Foundation received a grant for the continued implementation of an affordable and market-rate housing strategy throughout Circle North.
  • Old Brooklyn Community Development Corporation received a grant to support a Community Health Fellow (CHF) to identify, research, and direct programmatic collaborations of community development and public health.
  • FrontLine Service received a grant to examine the agency’s current financial software system and provide recommendations for the purchase of a new system, important for future operations.
  • National Church Residences received a grant to support a Home for Life (HFL) Coordinator who will be based at the Harvard Village affordable housing community and will serve seniors at NCR’s projects throughout Cleveland. 
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