Capacity Building Grants

One of Enterprise’s primary sources of grant funding is the HUD Capacity Building for Community Development and Affordable Housing Program, or Section 4. Since Congress authorized the program in 1993, it has helped low-income families and neighborhoods in more than 2,000 urban and rural communities in all 50 states and the District of Columbia. These funds are used to build capacity in non-profit community development organizations to:

  • Implement HUD programs
  • Design, finance and execute community development and affordable housing projects
  • Coordinate cross-programmatic, place-based approaches
  • Facilitate knowledge sharing

By awarding Section 4 grants to local community development corporations (CDCs) the Denver market helps our partners to preserve and to produce affordable housing in our quickly growing region. In line with the region’s massive transit expansion, the Denver market promotes equitable transit-oriented development (eTOD) and seeks an end to homelessness.

Since 2011, Enterprise has awarded 19 grants to Denver CDCs to support affordable housing in the region. Grantees include: