A recent study found that Black and Hispanic homeowners pay 10-13 percent higher effective property taxes relative to white owners with similar homes in the same jurisdiction. This blog dives deeper into this issue, noting that such disparities are just another example of deep-seeded racial inequities in housing markets.
This week three House appropriations subcommittees relevant to affordable housing and community development released their FY21 appropriations bills, including the subcommittees on Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, and Related Agencies (THUD), Agriculture (Ag) and Financial Services and General Government (FSGG).
The surge in coronavirus cases in Latinx communities lays bare the heightened exposure and vulnerability of immigrant communities, due in part to precarious or unsafe work environments for essential workers and overcrowded housing related to the affordability crisis, making it hard for many to stay-at-home.
In 2020, Rezility transitioned from incubation and piloting within the IT department of Enterprise Community Investment to a fully operationalized platform within Enterprise Community Development, Inc.
The plight of Chicago’s small, two-to-four-home buildings has received research and media attention for nearly a decade, yet little by way of coordinated and comprehensive action. This needs to change.
On June 25, Senate Finance Committee Ranking Member Ron Wyden (D-OR) and Senator Maria Cantwell (D-WA) introduced the Emergency Affordable Housing Act of 2020, which would strengthen and expand the Low-Income Housing Tax Credit (Housing Credit) in light of the Covid-19 pandemic and economic crisis.
Sponsored by the California Strategic Growth Council, Enterprise is leading a team of technical assistance providers to deliver capacity building for the Affordable Housing and Sustainable Communities program throughout the state.
Together with the support of generous donors, the Enterprise Women's Network raised more than $7,800 to purchase over 800 books – enough for three books for each of Baltimore’s Sandtown-Winchester Achievement Academy (SWAA)'s over 450 students.
The Enterprise Portfolio Protect Tool was developed by Enterprise to help owners, operators, developers and residents of affordable housing across the nation understand which properties are at highest risk from flooding, *fire, earthquakes, sea level rise, and landslides.
As affordable housers, how can we work together to invest in a healthy future? We’ve grown accustomed to lifestyle changes to prevent the spread of Covid-19. We can also design and operate our properties to reduce the risk of infection.
As my grandfather wrote in 1962: “The boycott was a decided victory for the people of Montgomery and for the whole of humanity. It was never regarded by the Negroes as a struggle of blacks against whites. Rather it was thought of as a struggle of justice against injustice.”
We must build a new society with a foundation of trust and equity, where every individual, regardless of skin color, has exactly and precisely the same level of access to resources and no longer faces discrimination based on the color of their skin.
As our country cries out against the many forms of structural racism that we’ve witnessed and continue to witness, we invited leaders across Enterprise to pause and share what’s in their hearts and on their minds.
As CARES Act funding is allocated, governments have been tasked with planning for the deployment of those dollars — and Enterprise has worked around the country to ensure that housing relief is a prioritized as those funding commitments are made.
For seven years, the National Resource Network has been empowering local government leaders from economically challenged communities to take on their toughest problems. Partnering with more than 60 cities in 22 states, the NRN team continues to deliver cross-cutting assistance for economic turnaround and resilient recovery.