The timing of this pandemic can serve as wake-up call. Now is the time to respond to increasing climate events and mitigate the risks that threaten our most vulnerable communities, our homes and our lives.
Enterprise’s Policy Development & Research team looks at the connection between racial disparities in the Covid-19 pandemic and the housing challenges facing communities of color, especially black communities.
The Multicultural Child and Family Hope Center (MCFHC) closed financing to take ownership of a former church property near its current home on the edge of Tacoma’s Hilltop neighborhood. Enterprise is very excited to announce that this transaction is our first loan closing through our Washington Early Learning Loan (WELL) Fund.
Cedar Crossing is our Home & Hope ideal with its combination of affordable housing and early learning oriented towards walkable living and transit and the result of extraordinarily productive neighborhood engagement. Here's how it came to be.
As a fundraiser, Nikki Kealalio Sutton’s job is to tell a good story. Yet she often wondered if the tale of her Los Angeles nonprofit was perhaps a little too all over the place. Then the coronavirus emerged, toppling any notions about the organization taking on too much or running too many programs.
This blog breaks down recently-released Census data, showing that greater shares of renters – especially those with low income, children and renters of color – than owners are struggling to keep a roof over their heads.
Even without extensive training or background in healing justice or trauma-informed engagement, it’s possible to integrate healing-centered practices into your strategies for facilitation and connection with community members.
Gov. Gavin Newsom released the May revised budget for the state of California, and even with a significant projected budget deficit, the revision maintains a strong commitment to addressing California’s housing and homelessness crises.
This new report calculates the percentage point change in the share of residents of color by neighborhood gentrification status in 93 cities and compares these changes across three definitions and three decades of analysis.
Raphael Bostic, Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta president and CEO, joined Enterprise Community Partners CEO Priscilla Almodovar for a conversation about how affordable housing and nonprofit service providers can help low-wage and hourly workers during and beyond the Covid-19 crisis.
Enterprise's Northern California team is compiling local, state and federal Covid-19 tools and resources for low-income housing and service providers, nonprofits, residents and small businesses. We will provide regular updates on this page and on social media.
Enterprise’s Ohio team is compiling local, state and national Covid-19 tools and resources for low-income housing and service providers, nonprofits and residents. Our national Covid-19 response page is updated regularly with resources on the CARES Act, state and federal policy advocacy, Covid-19 data analysis and resources.
The latest update to Enterprise’s quarterly Housing Tenure Trends report shows continued growth in homeownership rates, up to 65.3 percent on a seasonally adjusted basis. This represents a new high in the homeownership recovery that began four years ago and the largest share of households owning their homes since 2012.
America’s structural weaknesses are always exposed during a crisis and/or natural disasters; e.g. the Great Recession of 2008, numerous hurricanes, most notably Hurricane Katrina and most recently COVID-19.
Community Development Financial Institutions (CDFIs) were first certified by the U.S. Treasury 25 years ago to provide financing in communities left behind by the mainstream financial system. CDFIs have long been “first responders” to many small and growing businesses in communities throughout America and are very much on the front lines of the economic response to coronavirus (COVID-19).
Covid-19’s economic fallout emphasizes that relief at all levels of governments and in partnership with the private sector is essential to mitigate the pandemic’s impact on renter households’ economic and housing stability. Enterprise urges Congress to work with the administration to offer much needed rental assistance. We also encourage state and local governments to work with property owners on ensuring flexibility and assistance for impacted renters in paying their back rent.
While we are all grappling with the health and financial impacts of the Covid-19 pandemic, we know that storms and other natural disasters will continue to come and that many communities are now more vulnerable than ever.
Congress included nonprofit organizations under the Small Business Administration Payroll Protection Program. This program provides a 1 percent loan that can be forgiven if certain conditions are met and allows recipients to cover payroll expenses and rent for 2-3 months.
The Bob and Marcia Almquist is a “Housing First” development that will provide 105 units of permanent, supportive housing in a six-story building for chronically homeless, single adults. This project, like most of Plymouth Housing’s portfolio, will include 24 hour on-site staffing and on-site case management for residents.
This unique partnership between Proud Ground, a Community Land Trust, and Habitat for Humanity, will enable families with incomes ranging from 35% to 100% AMI to purchase condominiums that will re-establish roots in an area experiencing a rapid rate of displacement. It is a return home for many Portlanders whose families lived here years ago.
Enterprise Pacific Northwest is closely following state and local resources for affordable housing as they become available. We will be providing regular updates on resources for residents and housing providers on this page, and on social media. You can also follow Enterprise’s list of national resources and federal policy response.