Over our 40-year-history, Enterprise has invested $44 billion and created or preserved 781,000 homes in all 50 states. All to make home and community places of pride, power and belonging. And our work doesn’t stop there.
in all-time grants made to local partner organizations
renters protected through policy wins in the last two years
residents supported at our properties in the Mid-Atlantic
The numbers are big, but our impact goes deeper than digits. We focus on the impact of the homes we build and preserve and the dollars we invest in communities and with our partners.
Our theory of impact is measured across three levels: systems, communities and people. Because it takes an approach at all three levels and a responsive feedback loop between those levels that will get us the lasting change we need. We are fortunate at Enterprise to have the full range of capabilities to make this theory of impact real and address all three levels. Here’s how:
Our Impact On: Systems
Fighting Income Bias | New York
Not long after her Parkinson’s disease diagnosis, Elizabeth Barnes lost her job. When she was looking for a new apartment, all her applications were rejected – because she needed to pay rent with a housing voucher. Through our advocacy, and by working together on a campaign with residents like Elizabeth, we secured a critical win: a statewide ban on source-of-income discrimination. Elizabeth and her daughter now happily live in an apartment she can pay for with her housing voucher. Watch Elizabeth’s story.
For our impact to be real and lasting, we need to create systems change that helps dismantle the legacy of racism in housing. We’re investing $3.5 billion in Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC) and other historically marginalized housing providers to change the types of homes that get built, where they're built, who builds them and the wealth that they generate. Learn more about Equitable Path Forward.
Our Impact On: Communities
Columbia Heights Village | Washington, D.C.
In a high-cost D.C. community, we helped preserve over 400 homes as affordable and ensured that the tenant’s association became partial owners of the buildings. We brought the full breadth of our capabilities, providing over $100,000 in mortgage debt and equity investments, and a Section 4 Capacity Building grant to make it possible. “We are a success story,” says Josephine Hodges, member of the tenant’s association and long-time resident. “We’ve shown that we as residents deserve the right to ownership.” Read the full story of Columbia Heights Village.
Emergency Relief in Communities
Our Emergency Assistance for Resident and Partner Stability program quickly provided flexible emergency grants and technical assistance to affordable housing owners, operators and service providers in communities across the country.
Our Impact On: People
The Owen Family | Midvale, Utah
Cameron Owen works an overnight shift and then takes college courses during the day. With three children in school, he and his wife Callie needed an affordable but spacious home near Salt Lake City and close to public transit. They moved into Canyon Crossing, a green-certified development financed with $14.5 million in housing tax credit equity from Enterprise. “If you go to our old apartment versus here,” Callie says, “you would say: ‘wow, you really moved up in life!’”
Covid Support for Residents
The pandemic made it clearer than ever: every person needs a safe, stable place to call home. It also shone a bright light on the inequities people of color face – including a higher likelihood of being evicted from their homes and less access to quality health care. The emergency relief we provided partners on the ground helped people who needed support most.