In summer 2019, Enterprise’s Northern California market launched the Democratizing Resilience and Disaster Recovery Initiative (DRDR) in response to catastrophic wildfires and the affordable housing crisis in the region.
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.
On January 31, 2020 over 90 affordable housing and early learning professionals across Oregon state gathered to discuss the benefits and challenges of co-locating early learning centers in or with affordable housing communities.
Interview with Susan Duren from Washington Community Reinvestment Association (WCRA). Learn more about this CDFI and their partnership with Enterprise Pacific Northwest in implementing the WA Early Learning Loan Fund.
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.
On February 10, the White House released a $4.8 trillion budget request that outlines spending priorities for Fiscal Year (FY) 2021. Similar to this administration's past proposals, this budget seeks cuts to many critical housing and community development programs across agencies.
On February 5th, the Ohio Lead Free Coalition hosted a lunch and learn event designed to promote a dialogue about the intersection between lead poisoning prevention, public health, and housing quality. The event emphasized the importance of cross-sector advocacy to advance public policy, and was attended by over 100 individuals, including housing developers, affordable housing advocates, public health officials, child health advocates, resident organizations, state housing officials, state health officials, and elected officials including the Ohio House of Representatives, the Ohio Senate, and locally elected officials representing the Cleveland City Council, Columbus City Council, Cuyahoga County Council and other local jurisdictions throughout Ohio.
In 2019, Enterprise New York joined our partners to celebrate three openings and two groundbreakings for new or rehabilitated developments, representing a total of 438 more affordable homes in New York City.
The problem of homelessness in the greater Seattle area has reached a crisis level in recent years, that requires ever more creative solutions. The most recent example of innovation in partnership and financing broke ground in Seattle’s Uptown neighborhood, near Seattle Center, on publicly owned land provided at nearly no cost by the city of Seattle (a $1 per year ground lease arrangement).
Craft3 is a regional non-profit CDFI that makes loans to strengthen the economic, ecological and family resilience in Oregon and Washington. Enterprise Pacific Northwest is currently partnering with Craft3 to implement the newly established Early Learning Facilities Fund
The Keep Safe Guide was released at a New York City launch event with the coordination and collaboration of American Institute of Architects, Puerto Rico Taskforce and Design for Risk and Reconstruction Committee.
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.
HUD released its proposed changes to the Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing (AFFH) rule, which would take dramatic steps to weaken how HUD and jurisdictions nationwide fulfill their duties to uphold the Fair Housing Act.