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.
Loan Fund made a $500,000 loan to First Nations Oweesta, the only intermediary to Native CDFIs. In addition to sourcing critical loan capital for its members, Oweesta also provides technical assistance to smaller Native CDFIs throughout the country.
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.
This blog offers a set of facts about housing markets that have been conveniently obfuscated or overlooked by a recent entry into the housing crisis denier series. With appropriate data comparisons and finer-grained looks at conditions in housing markets, we show that indeed there are reasons for concern about rental affordability on a national basis, so much so that the federal government needs to take a more direct approach to addressing this issue.
On August 2, President Trump signed into law a two-year bipartisan budget agreement . This legislation raises spending limits by $320 billion over sequestration levels and suspends the federal debt ceiling until July 31, 2021.
This blog looks at recent federal, state and local efforts aimed at addressing land use and regulatory barriers to housing development. It notes that several jurisdictions have been exploring addressing their affordability challenges with a racial equity lens.
On July 26, U.S. Senators Brian Schatz (D-HI) and Todd Young (R-IN) introduced new legislation that would improve and permanently authorize the Community Development Block Grant – Disaster Recovery (CDBG-DR) Program.
This quarter’s Housing Tenure Trends report describes the homeowner and rentership rates of U.S. households as of the second quarter of 2019 and also takes a deeper dive into racial tenure disparities and their implications for housing affordability, wealth inequality, and access to opportunity.
The Enterprise Policy Development & Research (PD&R) team released its new report on Overcoming Barriers to Bringing Off-Site Construction to Scale at Enterprise’s 10th annual Affordable Housing Design Leadership Institute (AHDLI) in Cleveland, Ohio.
On July 16, the House Financial Services advanced the Reforming Disaster Recovery Act of of 2019 (H.R. 3702) with unanimous bipartisan support. The bill would strengthen and permanently authorize the Community Development Block Grant - Disaster Recovery (CDBG-DR) Program at HUD.
In Cleveland, Enterprise has worked hard using the Enterprise Rose Fellowship and the Institute, among other powerful tools, to make sure that well-designed affordable homes have ripple effects throughout the community.
Featuring more than 1,400 real estate and community development professionals from Richmond to Baltimore, the event’s theme was “Holding Ourselves Accountable: Bold Housing Solutions for Every Sector & Every Jurisdiction.”
In high-pressure real estate markets such as Seattle and King County, early learning facilities are often squeezed out, not only exacerbating the crisis, but also causing disruption to what should be a stabilizing presence in the lives of families and for our neighborhoods.
Furthering our Home and Hope goals beyond Washington, Enterprise is having conversations to bring together affordable housing providers and early learning providers, along with government and philanthropic organizations, in Oregon.
Today legislators introduced a bipartisan bill, The Save Affordable Housing Act of 2019, that would make a crucial correction to the Qualified Contract (QC) provision in Section 42 of the Internal Revenue Code and save thousands of Low-Income Housing Tax Credit (Housing Credit) properties from prematurely converting to market rate.
Today the Joint Center for Housing Studies (JCHS) at Harvard University released the State of the Nation’s Housing 2019, its annual assessment of the housing market, demographic trends and the housing challenges faced by U.S. households.