Highlights of Recent Enterprise Media Coverage
Each day, Enterprise works with partners across the country to connect people to opportunity, starting with an affordable home. Below are examples of recent media coverage that builds public understanding of the importance of creating well-designed, affordable homes in diverse, thriving communities.
- Meeting the Growing Need for Affordable Homes. In Seattle, our report on how public land can host affordable housing became part of policy discussions; Atlanta was one of the many areas where we supplied funding to preserve existing affordable homes; and we broke ground for affordable senior housing in an historic African-American neighborhood in Richmond, Virginia. We helped regions such as Northwest Arkansas and Lake Tahoe develop plans for meeting their housing needs. The success of our Faith-Based Development Initiative has pointed out the ability of unusual partners –- in this case, houses of worship with underutilized land –- to create affordable homes for their communities.
- Fulfilling the Promise of Opportunity Zones. Even as the community development field has shifted its focus from the selection of Opportunity Zones to their implementation, Enterprise has remained a leader in knowledge about this tax incentive We continue to advocate for policies to ensure Opportunity Zones produce equitable, inclusive growth, and we announced our first Opportunity Fund.
- Expanding Resilience, Accelerating Disaster Recovery. Enterprise has encouraged policymakers to lessen the impact of natural disasters by making greater investments in mitigation, an approach that both improves lives and saves money. We’ve helped affordable housing providers in New York City prepare for that region’s next big storm, and we offer expertise in less-publicized but still-vital areas such as showing multi-family building owners how to address heat resilience.
- Developing Green, Healthy Housing. For nearly 15 years, Enterprise Green Communities Criteria have helped bring health, economic and environmental benefits to low-income families through the design and construction of affordable housing. We continue to guide communities in using green approaches to save money by improving energy efficiency, and our work increasingly involves demonstrating how design can improve the health of residents of affordable housing.