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June 12, 2018

New Enterprise White Paper on Proven Local Strategies for Expanding the Supply of Affordable Homes and Addressing Cost Challenges

A new Enterprise white paper highlights proven strategies for boosting the supply of affordable housing and reducing costs. It draws on the successes of some of the country’s most expensive areas to offer guidance to communities working to address the scarcity of affordable homes and the rising cost of development.
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Jun18

All Opportunity Zones Now Final

The U.S. Department of the Treasury and the IRS have announced the approval of Opportunity Zone designations in Florida, Nevada, Pennsylvania and Utah. With this final round of approval, Opportunity Zones have now been designated in all 50 states, the District of Columbia and five territories.
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Jun15

Improving a Key Part of the Affordable Housing Financing System

The Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) has now proposed amending some of AHP’s rules. The proposal could dramatically change how organizations across the country might access AHP funds to support the provision of affordable, well-designed rental homes, and so Enterprise has submitted comments to the FHFA.
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Jun14

NLIHC Report Documents the Gap between Wages and the Cost of Rental Housing

The report, which documents the gap between wages and the cost of housing, and breaks down and maps housing wage data by state, metropolitan area and county, also points out that in no jurisdiction can a worker earning the federal or prevailing state minimum wage afford a two-bedroom rental home at FMR by working a standard 40-hour week.
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Jun12

Profiles in Recovery and Rebuilding: Centro Campesino Farmworker Center, Inc.

In 2017 Hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria wrought destruction across communities from the Gulf Coast to Puerto Rico, disrupting lives and destroying homes. As part of our recovery and rebuilding work, Enterprise created the Enterprise Hurricane Community Recovery Fund to support short-term relief and longer-term efforts in the most heavily damaged areas.