As the Covid-19 pandemic continues to unfold, the Rural and Native team is working hand in hand with local and national housing providers, housing agencies, advocates and philanthropy to respond to the crisis and the needs of our rural communities. We will be providing regular updates on resources for residents and housing providers on this page.
Section 4 funding enabled the tribe to expand its Sunrise Acres Complex on the St. Regis Mohawk Reservation to add homes for seniors with special needs and for Native American veterans, including homeless veterans.
When the Fair Housing Act declared it illegal for private individuals to discriminate based on race in the sale or rental of housing, it was considered a major milestone in black history – the last, in fact, prior to Dr. King’s assassination.
Enterprise recently awarded a Section 4 capacity-building grant to BRS to support three developments for people with low-income and vulnerable populations in Harrison County, Indiana. Harrison is a very small rural county with approximately 48,000 people and just 3,000 in its largest town.
Read about a Native tribal member's homeownership journey and how the first Native American Low-Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC) project in the country promoted economic sustainability on the Pine Ridge reservation.
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.
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.
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.
Coalfield Development Corporation is a regional leader building a new economy during the wake of the coal industry’s rapid decline -- it has pioneered a relationship-based, holistic approach to on-the-job training.
Earlier this year, an uncharacteristically smooth appropriations process allowed lawmakers to pass FY19 spending legislation funding nearly 75 percent of the government. The remaining federal agencies were bundled together in a continuing resolution (CR), which expires at midnight tonight.