People in communities

Creating Opportunity Through Affordable Housing in Diverse, Thriving Communities

As a proven and powerful national nonprofit, we bring together nationwide know-how, partners, policy leadership and investment to multiply the impact of local affordable housing development.

Our story began more than 35 years ago. To date, Enterprise has created 662,000 homes, invested nearly $53 billion and touched millions of lives. And there’s more work to be done.

Our vision is that one day, every person will have an affordable home in a vibrant community, filled with promise and the opportunity for a good life.

And our mission is to create opportunity for low- and moderate-income people through affordable housing in diverse, thriving communities.

Uniquely motivated to build strong communities so families can succeed, Enterprise is in this work for the long haul. We’re in it for good.

Why We Fight

Where we live matters: We make well-designed homes affordable and create communities with connections to opportunity so everyone can thrive.

Enterprise is the only housing organization in the U.S. with the expertise to multiply the impact for people and communities. We deliver the capital, develop the programs and advocate for the policies needed to create and preserve well-designed homes that people can afford in inclusive and connected communities.

Our talented staff bring agility and expertise in both the public and private sectors across a range of critical areas, and we are dedicated to improving and innovating housing solutions around the country. 

We developed the national standards for greener, healthier communities, and we're continuously researching and sharing key data and lessons learned with our partners so that affordable homes and resources are more effective – and families succeed.

Guided by exemplary board members – leaders in the public, business and nonprofit sectors – we are headquartered in the Mid-Atlantic and have offices in markets nationwide, from New York to Los Angeles, as well as local, state and national partnerships.

We may have similar goals in life, but not the same opportunities – and where you live affects the life you can have. 


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