From advocating for the landmark Low-Income Housing Tax Credit to establishing the only comprehensive green building framework designed for affordable housing, we have a lot of innovation to celebrate.

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Jim and Patty Rouse

1982

Our Founding
Jim and Patty Rouse launch Enterprise with 8 employees.

Learn more about how it all started.

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1983

Streamlining Preservation
Created Rehabilitation Work Group to identify materials and techniques to streamline costs of acquiring and rehabilitating unfit housing.

Discover our current preservation work.

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1984

New Sources of Capital
Launched Enterprise Community Investment, now part of our Capital division, to find new sources of capital to expand housing production. To date we’ve invested $54 billion.

Explore our financing tools for developers.

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Jim Rouse at a podium in a press event in the city

1986

Low-Income Housing Tax Credit Introduced
Were instrumental in advocating for this landmark credit. Since its introduction, we’ve created / preserved 184,000 homes using the Housing Credit.

Learn more about our work with the Housing Credit today.

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1990

Investing in Communities
Launched Enterprise Community Loan Fund which has invested $2.3 billion to build homes, health care facilities and schools for those most in need.

Explore the impact this fund has today.

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1992

Leading on Lead Safety
Developed the Lead Safe Housing initiative (now National Center for Healthy Housing) which has helped train more than 50,000 housing professionals.

See how our work on lead safety continues.

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1994

More Opportunity for Underserved Communities
Advocated for the establishment of the Community Development Financial Institution Fund to promote economic revitalization and community development through investment in CDFIs.

Learn how this fund helps promote revitalization.

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1996

Driving Community Employment
Launched Community Employment Alliance in 9 cities to develop welfare-to-work initiatives.

Learn how we continue to help residents succeed.

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1997

Tribal Nations & Rural Communities
Initiative to create healthy, green affordable homes and increase economic opportunities. Nearly 40,000 rural homes have been developed nationwide.

Explore how our work with these communities has grown.

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1999

Protecting the Community Reinvestment Act (CRA)
Led policy efforts to protect the CRA, which requires banks to meet credit needs where they operate. Since its passage, the CRA has invested $6 trillion.

Explore our CRA eligible investment products.

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2002

Sparking Development with NMTC
Led on New Markets Tax Credit implementation to support struggling communities, generating more than $1 billion in allocations to date.

Learn more about our work with NMTC.

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2004

Creating Green Community Criteria
Launched the nation’s first comprehensive green building framework for affordable housing, which has already cut nearly 28,000 tons of CO2 emissions.

See how we’re building green homes today.

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2006

Pioneering Environmental Relief
Pledged $200 million to help create more than 10,000 affordable homes in the region after the Gulf Coast hurricanes.

Learn how we’re building resilient futures today.

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Trinity Plaza

2006

Innovative Use of Underutilized Land
Created a Faith-Based Development Initiative which has invested $154 million to help houses of worship develop unused land.

Explore our current work with FBDI.

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2007

Anti-Racist Community Development
Partnered with HOPE SF, the nation’s first explicitly anti-racist community development initiative, to build communities without major displacement.

Learn more about our racial equity work.

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2010

Transit-Oriented Development
Invested $50 million in 22 properties and more than 2,000 homes with access to public transit throughout the Denver region.

Get our TOD Fund term sheet.

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2013

Rebuilding after Hurricane Sandy
Secured $6.3 million to help housing organizations recover and launch a tool to assess 56 vulnerable buildings.

Learn how we’re building resilient futures today.

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2015

Completed 2,000 Housing Credit Deals
Supported formerly homeless and low-income seniors at Cheryl Chow Court in Seattle as a part of our 2,000 Housing Credit deal.

See how we’re continuing to support individuals experiencing homelessness.

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2017

Preserving the Housing Credit
Led advocacy to retain Housing Credit and Housing Bonds program, one of only two tax credits sustained the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act.

Explore our policy capabilities.

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2017

Expanding Long-term Housing Affordability
Enhanced our end-to-end solution by assuming management of 4,000 affordable homes in the Mid-Atlantic region.

Explore our development, property management and resident services.

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2018

Improving Our Ability to Serve Residents
Silver Spring, Maryland-based Community Development Preservation Corporation (CPDC) combines talents and resources with Enterprise to better serve thousands of residents.

Learn more about our resident services.

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2018

Expanding the Housing Credit
Secured a temporary 12.5% increase in Housing Credit authority, the first in over a decade in the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2018.

Explore our policy capabilities.

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2019

Supporting Healthy Communities
Breakthrough $15 million partnership with Kaiser Permanent was designed to administer health action plans while preserving affordable homes.

Learn more about our work with health and housing.

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2020

Dismantling Racism in Housing
Launched Equitable Path Forward (EPF), a 5-year, $3.5 billion nationwide initiative designed to help dismantle the legacy of racism in housing.

Learn more about our progress and what’s next.

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2020

Strengthening Affordable Housing Tools
Worked with Congress to pass critical Housing Credit provision (minimum 4% rate) and extend NMTC at $5 billion per year for 5 years.

Explore our advocacy work and policy capabilities.

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2021

Country’s First Racial Impact Assessment on Qualified Action Plan
Worked with Chicago Department of Housing to ensure LIHTC is equitably allocated to communities of color and working-class families across the city.

Get our Qualified Allocation Plan resource.

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2021

Building Resiliency in Affordable Housing
Launched Keep Safe in Florida to help affordable housing owners address threats from climate change and natural disasters.

Explore our Keep Safe programs.

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2021

Supporting Families in the Face of Covid-19
Advocated for critical federal relief, including a historic investment in CDFIs, and launched the Emergency Action for Resident and Partner Stability program.

Learn more about our Covid-19 relief programs.