See Our Work in the Southeast
Atlanta’s Neighborhood Planning Unit V (NPU-V) Preservation Strategy
The Annie E. Casey Foundation maintains one of two national civic sites in Atlanta, through which it focuses staff and financial resources to help strengthen families in the six neighborhoods of Atlanta’s Neighborhood Planning Unit V (NPU-V). A range of large-scale development projects have created significant development pressures on affordable housing in NPU-V. Together, Enterprise’s Southeast office and the Atlanta office of the Annie E. Casey Foundation created a targeted preservation strategy for the neighborhoods in the Atlanta civic site.
The first phase of work analyzed expiring affordability and housing quality for the 26 assisted properties in the NPU-V neighborhoods and included an interactive GIS map with not only property details, but also neighborhood demographic data, transit information and parcel conditions. Phase two includes outreach and technical assistance to area property owners, research into privately owned small building preservation and the creation of an Affordable Housing Preservation Advisory Group, consisting of public and private stakeholders, to design preservation strategies.
In the Atlanta area, we offer training to nonprofit, for-profit and public sector affordable housing partners, on topics including the preservation of affordable Low-Income Housing Tax Credit properties; social impact bonds; and asset management strategies and best practices.
We have awarded capacity building grants through HUD to the following organizations working to preserve or create affordable housing in the Southeast region:
- DHIC, Inc.
- Humanities Foundation
- BHP Community Land Trust, Inc.
- The Affordable Housing Group of NC
- Ability Housing of Northeast Florida, Inc.
- Charlotte-Mecklenburg Housing Partnership, Inc.
- Atlanta Neighborhood Development Partnership
- Project Community Connections, Inc.
- Quest Community Development Organization, Inc.
- Mercy Housing Southeast
- Indiantown Non-Profit Housing, Incorporated
- Project Interconnections, Inc.
- Athens Land Trust
We are expanding our work in Miami-Dade County with the generous support of JP Morgan Chase through training, technical assistance and grant making.
In 2015, we provided training in the Miami area on Low-Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC) utilization, Joint Venture Partnership development, New Market Tax Credits (NMTC) and Social Impact Bonds. In addition, Enterprise has awarded capacity building grants through HUD and JP Morgan Chase funding to the following organizations working to preserve or create affordable housing in the Miami metropolitan area:
- St. John Community Development Corporation
- The Miami Beach Community Development Corporation
- Carrfour Supportive Housing, Inc.
- Haitian American Community Development Corporation (HACDC)
- The Miami-Dade Public Housing and Community Development Department (PHCD)
- Neighborhood Housing Services of South Florida
- South Florida CDC
Invest Atlanta Housing Strategy
Along with HR&A advisors, we supported Invest Atlanta, the city’s economic development agency, in their development of a new housing strategy to expand the supply and improve the quality of all types of housing for families across the city, especially housing insecure lower- and middle-income working families.
Goals to reduce housing insecurity and to create or preserve more energy efficient units will be achieved through a number of initiatives aimed at supporting inter-agency coordination. These strategies include deploying reserve funding to support the city’s housing goals, creating a one-stop-shop website where developers and residents can access housing resources and data from different agencies and establishing a common application that developers can use to apply for funding from multiple agencies.
Major recommendations incorporated in the housing strategy include issuance of a $40 million Housing Opportunity Bond, implementation of mandatory Inclusionary Zoning policy in Atlanta and placement of foreclosed property in the city of Atlanta/Fulton County Land Bank Authority to facilitate its redevelopment. This new housing strategy could greatly reduce housing insecurity in the city of Atlanta. Read the plan in full.
Georgia Advancing Communities Together, Inc.
We are a member of Georgia Advancing Communities Together, Inc. (Georgia ACT), a statewide network of nonprofit housing and community development organizations. Georgia ACT allows nonprofits to work together in order to advocate for more favorable policies as well as exchange information and expertise.