About Us


Making Well-Designed Homes Affordable

As a proven and powerful nonprofit, Enterprise improves communities and people’s lives by making well-designed homes affordable. We bring together nationwide know-how, partners, policy leadership and investment to multiply the impact of local affordable housing development.

Enterprise’s 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, we’re in this work for the long haul. We’re in it for good.

Our story began more than 30 years ago. To date, Enterprise has created nearly 470,000 homes, invested $28.9 billion and touched millions of lives. And there’s more work to be done.

Community Development From the Ground Up

We make well-designed homes affordable and create communities where people thrive, with connections to resources like health care, schools, jobs and transportation.

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.

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

At Enterprise, we bring together the right expertise and know-how to make well-designed homes affordable and change lives. Because we may have similar goals in life, but not the same opportunities – and where you live affects the life you can have.