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.
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.
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.
Staff and faculty at educational institutions are among the scores of people in the Puget Sound region that are struggling to make ends meet on their current salaries, which have not kept up with the rapid rise in housing costs. But Lake Washington Institute of Technology has a plan.
The Yakima Housing Authority recently broke ground on the Veterans Supportive Housing and Service Center, an adaptive reuse of a former Marine Corps armory that will provide 41 affordable apartments with on-site services to homeless veterans.
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.