For 40 years, we’ve made a good home possible for the millions of families without one.
When there wasn’t a path forward, we built one.

Since 1982, we’ve tackled the most pressing challenges in affordable housing without compromise. Whether facing insurmountable odds or complex systems of inequality, our dedication to building good homes in strong communities has never wavered.

As we celebrate our 40th anniversary, we are also taking stock of how far we have to go in our journey. The road’s never been easy, but we know we can continue accomplishing great things together.

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Innovation Timeline

Explore Our History

We have been breaking barriers and building communities for four decades. Discover our rich history of innovation and how we’re continuing to push for what’s next in affordable homes.


Ron Terwilliger
So many low-income families are forced into neighborhoods where the schools are poor, they don’t have access to healthcare or transportation to get to jobs. How can a family grow and prosper if they don’t have a home?
J. Ronald Terwilliger, Chairman, Enterprise Community Partners
Community building in Washington, DC
National Conference - October 20, 2022
We are bringing together experts from the impact, investment and housing sectors to address the most pressing issues in upward mobility, affordable housing and community development.

The Impactful 40

Celebrating powerful dreamers, doers and local leaders

Over the coming weeks, we will be honoring forty individuals who’ve helped us break boundaries and strengthen communities over the past forty years.

Jim Rouse headshot
By building an image of the possible, we not only leap over a lot of roadblocks … we also generate a whole new constituency of people who want to see that image realized.
Jim Rouse, Founder


Thank You to Our Sponsors

We are excited to share our growing list of sponsors. Learn more about our remaining sponsorship opportunities.

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