Northern California

Our Priorities in Northern California

Enterprise's priorities in Northern California are to:

  • Become partners with leading experts to devise creative policy solutions to restore reliable government financial tools for housing and community development
  • Ensure that Northern California’s public housing residents live in thriving neighborhoods with access to high-quality services and amenities
  • Build and preserve affordable homes near quality transit hubs to improve health outcomes and access to opportunities and services for people with low and moderate incomes
  • Improve the health of low-income residents and lower the environmental impacts of affordable housing by facilitating green retrofitting of aging multifamily buildings. 

Our Impact in Northern California

Since Enterprise began working in Northern California in 2008, we and our partners have:

  • Invested nearly $700 million to create or preserve more than 17,000 affordable homes
  • Provided technical assistance, grants and training support to more than 62 community organizations and local governments to create affordable housing and provide services to low-income residents
  • Worked in partnership with the city of San Francisco on HOPE SF to create 3,800 affordable, energy-efficient family units on four sites and assist with neighborhood stabilization efforts in the surrounding areas, transforming the lives of low-income residents
  • Worked with 14 nonprofit and mission-driven affordable housing developers, San Francisco's Housing Authority and the Office of Housing and Community Development to revitalize its public housing system through HUD’s Rental Assistance Demonstration (RAD) program
  • Coordinated collaborative efforts between developers and smart growth leaders in government, nonprofit advocacy organizations and local communities to better support equitable transit-oriented development resulting in new funding resources for nonprofit developers
  • Reinforced the work of the Bay Area’s Great Communities Collaborative and the Metropolitan Transportation Commission by providing grants and implementation support to organizations advancing developments in our region’s Priority Development Areas
  • Provided technical assistance to 15 teams comprised of affordable housing developers, community development organizations and governmental agencies to secure more than $180.5MM from the state's Affordable Housing Sustainable Communities (AHSC) program. These efforts expanded key transit networks and advance transit-oriented development projects throughout the state, including three projects in Oakland and two in San Jose.
  • Led the City of Oakland’s Housing Cabinet in identifying the most promising strategies to solve the housing crisis to ensure continued housing opportunities for longtime residents while also accommodating population growth and new residents
  • Coordinated with other CDFIs in the preservation of smaller, rent-controlled multifamily buildings at risk of losing affordability with support from the Small Sites Program of the San Francisco Mayor’s Office of Housing and Community Development and Enterprise Community Loan Fund through the U.S. Department of Treasury’s CDFI Bond Guarantee Program
  • Supported green retrofits with financing through the Green Portfolio Analysis and Sustainability (Green PASS) program