The timing of this pandemic can serve as wake-up call. Now is the time to respond to increasing climate events and mitigate the risks that threaten our most vulnerable communities, our homes and our lives.
Enterprise’s Policy Development & Research team looks at the connection between racial disparities in the Covid-19 pandemic and the housing challenges facing communities of color, especially black communities.
Covid-19 has essentially put a microscope over the structural and institutional racism that is embedded in our communities. The only way to remedy this is with legislation focused on racial equity, improved health outcomes in low-income and rural communities, and actively undoing structural racism.
Stimulus checks began rolling out last week and will continue to be delivered over the next several weeks. But how far the money will go depends significantly on where people live and how much housing and basic necessities cost in their community.
As the Covid-19 pandemic continues to unfold quickly, Enterprise Southeast 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.
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.
Enterprise's Southern California team is compiling local, state and federal Covid-19 tools and resources for low-income housing and service providers, nonprofits, residents and small businesses. We will provide regular updates on this page and on social media. You can also follow Enterprise’s list of national resources and federal policy response.
As we shelter-in-place, we’ve come to acknowledge that self-isolation requires that you have a place to shelter, but half a million Americans don’t, and millions more will join the ranks of the homeless if we don’t take immediate and decisive action.
As the Covid-19 pandemic continues to unfold quickly, Enterprise Denver is working hand in hand statewide with local housing providers, housing agencies, advocates and philanthropy to respond to our state’s crisis. We will be providing regular updates on resources for residents and housing providers on this page.
The CARES Act authorizes the Small Business Administration to make forgivable loans available to small businesses and non-profits. The SBA will furthermore offer debt relief on many current loans and newly originated loans
For years, we’ve closed our emails from Green Communities with “We applaud your commitment to green affordable housing." With detected coronavirus infections now in the millions globally, and job losses soaring across the country, we cannot emphasize that gratitude and appreciation enough.
Like you, the Enterprise Northern California team is doing our best to adjust to the rapidly changing circumstances of the Covid-19 pandemic. The new public health and economic crisis underscores the urgency of our work and illuminates the stark economic and racial inequities in our community.
What does cultural resilience look like, especially in a time of social distancing? How can our actions now strengthen resilience for future challenges? Our Made to Last case studies share stories of cultural resilience.
Enterprise worked with the Washington State Housing Finance Commission (WSHFC) to provide priority in the competition for tax-exempt bond financing and 4 percent low income housing tax credit applications, by way of application points. The result was that over half of the projects funded in this round will be including early learning centers.
The national discussion has been focused on anti-eviction and other short-term relief measures, and these policies are critical to protecting people from immediate financial and health crises. But we also must plan for long-term solutions that include relief for the providers who house them.
There is a clear need for business continuity guidance and resources for affordable housing owners, operators, community managers and residents. Our Ready to Respond Tools are available to our entire community, free of charge.