We are pleased to announce $485,000 in grants to 12 Mississippi, Louisiana and Texas affordable housing organizations through the HUD Section 4 Capacity Building Program. Section 4 helps build the organizational capacity of nonprofits so that they can produce housing, preserve affordability and improve outcomes for low-income communities.
Since 2005, Enterprise, together with partners and funders, has helped create or preserve homes for more than 82,000 households in the Gulf Coast region by leveraging over $4.3 billion in capital.
Some of this year's grantee projects include:
Guadalupe Neighborhood Development Corporation in Austin, Texas will use funds for pre-development costs for the Guadalupe-Saldana Net Zero (GSNZ) Subdivision project, an 11-acre subdivision that will provide 124 units of super-green, permanently affordable homes to the East Austin community.
Voice of Calvary Ministries in Jackson, Mississippi, will use funds to build their capacity to design and conduct a community engagement process to inform a revitalization plan for West Jackson, MS. Over the grant period, 500 community members will be engaged in the planning process and at least 12 block captains will be trained in community engagement towards the completion of three organizational strategic plans.
Lower 9th Ward Homeownership Association in New Orleans, Louisiana will use funds to hire a revitalization specialist to design and implement green infrastructure programs and projects that will expand their revitalization work in the Lower 9th Ward.
Please join us in congratulating all the grantees:
Fifth Ward Community Redevelopment Corporation
Gulf Coast Housing Initiative, Inc.
Guadalupe Neighborhood Development Corporation
Gulf Coast Housing Partnership
Home By Hand, Inc.
Jericho Road Episcopal Housing Initiative
Lower 9th Ward Homeownership Association
Rebuilding Together Austin
Tunica County Community Development Coalition, Inc.
Texas Community Capital
Voice of Calvary Ministries