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.
Ten years ago, a public-private partnership made up of Enterprise, the Los Angeles Housing + Community Investment Department and a multi-bank coalition responded to the need for flexible capital in a tightening market.
The U.S. House Appropriations Subcommittee on Transportation, Housing & Urban Development, and Related Agencies held an oversight hearing on the Community Development Block Grant-Disaster Recovery program. The hearing primarily focused on the pace at which HUD has been deploying funds to grantees, and the delays that many communities are facing in receiving their appropriated dollars.
Building Blocks: Connecting People, Places and Policy features thought-provoking conversations about the current issues, trends, ideas and big questions facing the affordable housing and community development fields in the United States.
Many rural residents experience challenges of housing affordability. H.R. 3620, the Strategy and Investment in Rural Housing Preservation Act of 2019, could help to provide affordable multifamily housing in a time when preservation is key.
We're excited to announce a Request for Applications (RFA) for the New York State Anti-Displacement Learning Network, a collaboration between Enterprise and the New York State Office of Attorney General.
HUD has published the requirements for its Community Development Block Grant–Mitigation Program for the U.S. Virgin Islands (USVI) .The notice allocates $744,188,000 in mitigation funding, and details specific guidelines for the USVI.
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.
Roughly 11 years after Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac were put into conservatorship, and almost six months after the president issued his Memorandum on Housing Finance Reform, the United States Treasury and the Department of Housing and Urban Development have put out their respective housing reform plans.
On August 27, the Senate Finance Committee released the final report from the Employment and Community Development (E&CD) Taskforce on temporary tax policy. Enterprise submitted comments to the E&CD committee endorsing the permanent expansion of the NMTC program.
In recent months, great strides have been made in Mid-Atlantic policy to ensure equitable development along the Purple Line Corridor and to amend D.C.’s comprehensive plan while in Montgomery County several key housing officials were appointed.
On August 16, HUD released a proposed rule that would revise the 2013 disparate impact rule, which sets the standard for determining when a practice with a discriminatory effect violates the Fair Housing Act.
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.
This year, the Colorado Health Symposium hosted by the Colorado Health Foundation focused on the inextricable link between housing and health and explored opportunities to address the inequities exacerbated by an unfair and unjust housing system.