On June 21, the Strategic Growth Council approved awards totaling $402 million to 25 Affordable Housing and Sustainable Communities Program developments throughout California. Enterprise is a statewide technical assistance provider and worked with 20 of the 25 successful applications.
Enterprise Community Partners launched Health Begins with Home, embarking on the next frontier of a deepening commitment to improving the health and well-being of people and communities through the power of home.
At Enterprise, we are addressing the rising occurrence of disasters by promoting climate-resilient communities across the country. We're exploring the inclusion of a Net Zero Energy (NZE) target — one in which the total amount of energy used in a building is equal to the amount of renewable energy the building produces generally through solar or geothermal — in the Enterprise Green Communities Criteria for buildings certified under the Criteria starting in 2020.
Enterprise has partnered with New Ecology, Inc., the National Housing Trust (NHT) and Clean Energy Group (CEG) to design and pilot the nation’s first multi-family housing Resilience and Solar Assessment Tool for affordable housing.
Sun Crest Heights received a complete makeover via the inaugural Solarthon, a solar installation block party and fundraiser. Enterprise Community Loan Fund provided a $4.1 million loan to preserve the affordability of Sun Crest’s 44 homes. The loan was part of Our Region, Your Investment, a local impact investing initiative.
When Wishrock set out to redevelop Timbercroft Townhomes just northwest of Baltimore, it had multiple, challenging goals. It was committed to keeping the community – 284 units spread over more than 20 buildings – affordable. It had to meet the previous owner’s tight timeline for selling. And it wanted to give residents green and healthy homes.
Thomas Lee and Liana Banuelos worked on a paper examining how urban communities could receive and leverage city, county, state, and federal government contracts to install green infrastructure in their neighborhoods.