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Jun03

Multicultural Child and Family Hope Center Acquires Site with WELL Fund

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.
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Apr29

Plymouth Housing’s Newest “Housing First” Development – Bob & Marcia Almquist Place – Opens in Seattle’s Chinatown-International District

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.
Blog Post
Apr29

Partner Resiliency – Generational Roots Planted in NE Portland

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.
Blog Post
Apr29

Pacific Northwest Covid-19 Resource List

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.
Blog Post
Mar19

Coronavirus Poses Serious Risk to Almost 2.5 Million Low-Income Seniors in Subsidized Housing

While the nation focuses on the risk that the deadly coronavirus poses to seniors in nursing homes and cruise ships, there’s another population of extremely vulnerable people that have been largely ignored. Our nation’s subsidized housing is home to almost 2.5 million people age 62 and older with low incomes.
Blog Post
Mar16

Taking Bold Action to Protect Tenants during the COVID-19 Outbreak

Over the last few days, state and local governments have taken unprecedented measures to protect their residents during the COVID-19 outbreak. Policy makers and elected officials have already proposed and even implemented dozens of measures that place temporary moratoria on evictions and ensure running water and utilities for residents.
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Blog Post
Jan28

Public Land for Public Good: Breaking Ground for Affordable Housing at Seattle Center

The problem of homelessness in the greater Seattle area has reached a crisis level in recent years, that requires ever more creative solutions. The most recent example of innovation in partnership and financing broke ground in Seattle’s Uptown neighborhood, near Seattle Center, on publicly owned land provided at nearly no cost by the city of Seattle (a $1 per year ground lease arrangement).
Blog Post
Jan28

Lending to Early Learning Providers, an interview with Ana Inclán of Craft3

Craft3 is a regional non-profit CDFI that makes loans to strengthen the economic, ecological and family resilience in Oregon and Washington. Enterprise Pacific Northwest is currently partnering with Craft3 to implement the newly established Early Learning Facilities Fund
Blog Post
Oct30

Emerging Philanthropic Trends and The Ripple Effect 

Enterprise VP and Pacific Northwest Market Leader M.A. Leonard recently moderated a Housing Washington panel on Emerging Philanthropic Trends in Affordable Housing and spoke at Chicago Title’s Fall Symposium Access on the Home & Hope Initiative.
Blog Post
Oct28

Enterprise Launches Early Learning Facilities Fund in Washington 

Enterprise's Pacific Northwest market, Craft3 and Washington Community Reinvestment Association (WCRA) are launching an Early Learning Facilities Fund to support facility predevelopment, to create and develop early learning centers and to update facilities and equipment.
Blog Post
Oct28

Seattle Policy Updates: Surplus Publicly Owned Lands and Equitable Development

Seattle became the first city under a 2018 state law to transfer surplussed publicly owned lands for the development of affordable homes and allotted $5 million to support community-originated projects through its Equitable Development Initiative.
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Aug13

Tacoma, Washington Affordable Housing Action Strategy, Recipient of the 2018 Smart Housing Award

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.
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