The City of Tacoma developed its Affordable Housing Action Strategy as an urgent response to growing housing needs among residents. Due to its innovative approaches of using data and conducting wide-reaching community engagement, it recently received Washington Governor Jay Inslee’s 2018 Smart Housing Award.
In high-pressure real estate markets such as Seattle and King County, early learning facilities are often squeezed out, not only exacerbating the crisis, but also causing disruption to what should be a stabilizing presence in the lives of families and for our neighborhoods.
Furthering our Home and Hope goals beyond Washington, Enterprise is having conversations to bring together affordable housing providers and early learning providers, along with government and philanthropic organizations, in Oregon.
How can early learning centers and housing be combined into a single project? Financing can be complicated and daunting, but Enterprise experts offer guidance to both the affordable housing and early learning sectors as they expand their ability to develop these multi-use buildings to benefit their communities.
Our recently released report, Home & Hope: Creating Early Learning and Affordable Housing Together, builds upon the experience and expertise of designers, developers, educators, policy makers and funders to guide the development process from site selection to finance, design and, finally, operation.
Congratulations to Farmworker Housing Development Corporation on the closing of Colonia Unidad & Esperanza Court in Woodburn, Oregon! The two-site mixed construction project will preserve 12 homes at Esperanza Court and create 44 homes at Colonia Unidad.
Home & Hope is a program to facilitate the development of affordable housing and early childhood education centers on underutilized, tax-exempt sites owned by public agencies and nonprofits in King County, Washington. We are bringing together a working coalition of early childhood educators, housing providers, elected officials, philanthropic organizations and public stakeholders to help create more homes like that of Xochitl Rojas.
The 9th Annual Affordable Housing Design Leadership Institute landed in Seattle from July 16-18, 2018, bringing seven of the country’s top affordable housing developers together with nine of the nation’s leading designers.
Everett, Washington, has taken a leap forward in innovative development this spring with the groundbreaking of HopeWorks Station II, a $30-million, transit-oriented building designed to utilize net-positive energy.
In partnership with Futurewise – and with support from the King County Assessor and funding from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation – Enterprise is creating a mapping tool to help stakeholders search for public and tax-exempt sites.
Loan Fund is among the 25 Community Development Financial Institutions (CDFIs) and 15 nonprofit housing organizations which received a Capital Magnet Fund (CMF) award today from the U.S. Department of the Treasury's CDFI Fund.
Less than three months into 2018, the Washington Legislature has already had an incredibly productive year. Like most states, Washington is experiencing an affordable housing crisis, but this year affordable housing advocates achieved some significant victories that would spur the production of new units, provide more tenant protections, and improve services for the homeless.
Congratulations to BRIDGE Housing Corporation and Bienestar, Inc., on the financial closing of Cornelius Place! The new mid-rise development located in Cornelius, Oregon, will add 45 affordable homes for seniors in an ideal location near medical facilities and within walking distance of daily services. The ground floor of the building will be owned by the City of Cornelius and house a new public library and YMCA wellness center.
A new development, 22 North in Bellingham, Washington, by Opportunity Council will add 40 homes for the homeless, transition aged youth (18-24 years old) and individuals with mental illness. Enterprise will provide $7 million of equity.