Our Markets

Low-income families spend an average of 60 percent of their gross income on housing and transportation costs. The most effective way of reducing these expenses is to preserve and produce affordable homes near public transportation. Transit-oriented development (TOD) helps lower housing and commuting expenses while increasing access to employment, education and critical services. Enterprise’s TOD initiative is actively engaged with our partners in capital, solutions and policy efforts in eight markets across the country. Learn more.

Chicago

The Chicago market has been instrumental in working with the South Suburban Mayors and Managers Association (SSMMA) to develop the Southland Community Development Loan Fund and to help implement equitable TOD.

We have awarded HUD Section 4 grants to support TOD work of our market partners, including: Jefferson East

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Denver

Home to Enterprise’s national TOD initiative team and a $6.7 billion investment in transit expansion, the Denver market is uniquely positioned to advance highly accessible affordable housing and community development as a model for other regions of the country. As a founding member and co-chair of Mile High Connects and manager of the Denver Regional TOD Fund, Enterprise has played a direct role in expanding TOD opportunities.

We have awarded HUD Section 4 grants to support TOD work of our market partners, including:
  NEWSED
  Renaissance Housing Development Corporation
  Rocky Mountain Communities

Read more about Denver’s TOD opportunities:
  Preserving Affordable Housing near Transit

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Mid-Atlantic

The Mid-Atlantic market advocates for and finances affordable housing across Northern Virginia, Washington, D.C., and Maryland. Responding to one of the nation’s hottest housing markets in Greater Washington, D.C., Enterprise has directed the Green Preservation of Affordable Transit-Oriented Housing (GreenPATH) Initiative in transit-served neighborhoods and is engaging partners and securing funds in emerging suburban transit corridors. In Baltimore, our office has studied transit-oriented affordable housing opportunities to preserve affordability ahead of pending transit investments.

We have awarded HUD Section 4 grants to support TOD work of our market partners, including:
  Jubilee Housing (Washington, D.C.)
  Montgomery Housing Partnership (Montgomery County, Md.)
  Southeast Community Development Corporation (Baltimore)

Read more about ETOD in Baltimore and Greater Washington:
  eTOD in Baltimore
  Preserving Affordable Housing near Transit
  Purple Line Corridor Coalition - Economic and Community Development Experts Examine
  Opportunities "Beyond the Tracks"

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Northern California

Enterprise’s Northern California office works in concert with Enterprise’s national TOD initiative to deliver programs and financial tools that ensure that more permanently affordable homes in Northern California are located in walkable, vibrant neighborhoods with access to public transportation. We achieve impact through statewide and regional policy engagement, capacity-building grants to non-profit developers, technical assistance to large city governments and transit agencies, and the development of tools that organize processes and financing structures. Our two-page fact sheet [TBD] provides a detailed look into our work throughout the East Bay, South Bay and Sacramento.

We have awarded HUD Section 4 grants to support the TOD work of our market partners, including:
  Chinatown Community Development Center, Inc. (San Francisco)
  EAH, Inc. (San Rafael, Calif.)
    Green Transportation Systems:  Supporting TOD at Very Low-Income Properties
  East Bay Asian Local Development Corporation (Oakland, Calif.)
  First Community Housing (San Jose, Calif.)
    EcoPass TOD Impact Study
    Transit Pass and Parking Analysis
  MidPen Housing Corporation (Forest City, Calif.)
  Mutual Housing (Sacramento, Calif.)
  San Francisco Community Land Trust (San Francisco, Calif.)
  Satellite Affordable Housing Associates (Berkeley, Calif.)
  Tenderloin Neighborhood Development Corporation (San Francisco, Calif.)

Read about our Cap and Trade Affordable Housing Sustainable Communities Practice

Read about our collaboration with the Sacramento Area Council of Governments to finance ETOD.

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Ohio

With an emerging downtown, stabilized economy, and existing transit infrastructure, Cleveland is well positioned to advance an ETOD agenda in the region. Building off the success of the Health Line, one of the country’s most catalytic bus rapid transit corridors, the Ohio market office and key partners are taking advantage of renewed interest in thriving, diverse communities with multiple modes of transportation. The Cleveland Office is supporting the Northeast Ohio Area-wide Coordinating Agency, which is leading a coalition to prioritize TOD throughout the region, and has provided seed funding to enable early stage planning for affordable housing and neighborhood projects leveraging community and transit resources.

We have awarded HUD Section 4 grants to support TOD work of our market partners, including:
  Neighborhood Progress, Inc. (Cleveland)
  Ohio City, Inc. (Cleveland)
  Slavic Village (Cleveland)

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Pacific Northwest

To advance the construction of affordable housing in quality, higher density developments near transit and other amenities, Enterprise is leading with several housing funders in the region to explore how the region can acquire land and buildings for future equitable development. The Enterprise Pacific Northwest office is focusing the majority of its Washington grant funding on innovative, environmentally sustainable projects in smart locations. Recently, Enterprise awarded over $300,000 to five community development corporations (CDCs) and other nonprofit developers in Puget Sound, supporting organizational preparation and predevelopment costs.

We have awarded HUD Section 4 grants to support TOD work of our market partners, including:
  Bellwether Housing (Seattle)
  Capitol Hill Housing (Seattle)
  HopeWorks Social Enterprises (Everett, Wash.)
  Low Income Housing Institute (Seattle)
  Mercy Housing Northwest (Seattle)

Read about our efforts to preserve affordable housing near transit in Puget Sound and other regions.

Learn about the REDI Fund for site acquisition and the PSRC Regional TOD Fund Subcommittee.

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Southeast

Enterprise’s Southeast office collaborates with affordable housing partners in 10 counties surrounding Atlanta to create greater opportunities to work and live near transit. Enterprise and its partners established the TransFormation Alliance, the Mixed-Income Transit-Oriented Development Implementation Strategy (MITODIS), the Atlanta Beltline Affordable Housing Trust Fund (BAHTF), and the Proactive Preservation through Partnerships (PPP) program to maximize economic and financial opportunities for expanding affordable housing. Our Southeast TOD Fact Sheet has more information.

We have awarded HUD Section 4 grants to support TOD work of our market partners, including:
  Tapestry Development Group (Atlanta)
    Westside Wake-Up

Read about solutions for preserving affordable housing near transit in Greater Atlanta and other regions.

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Southern California

Enterprise’s Southern California office aims to root equity, opportunity and community benefit along corridors targeted for public investment. Through TOD University and other efforts, we are bringing together our banking, philanthropic, developer, agency, and community allies to make it happen. We offer a program promoting innovation and networking collaboration while driving policy change, generating resources and strengthening the vision needed to achieve these sustainable, connected communities.

We have awarded HUD Section 4 grants to support TOD work of our market partners, including:
  West Angeles Community Development Corporation
  TRUST LA
    Innovative Models for Supporting Retail in a Mixed-Use, TOD Setting
  WORKS

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