Enterprise develops and advocates for housing policy on a nonpartisan basis at the federal, state and local level. Our policy recommendations prioritize the most pressing needs of people and communities, built from our experience with our partners on the ground and in communities.

The needs are urgent. For millions of families across the country, it’s impossible to live in a good home they can afford. Communities of color continue to face housing discrimination and have fewer chances for upward mobility. People who lost their jobs during the pandemic are fighting against a daily threat of eviction.

The system doesn’t work – and it must be changed by us. From racial equity to resilience and more, we work across our impact areas with funders, investors, partners and policymakers to make system-changing policy a reality.

As we advocate at every level of government, our team of housing policy experts:

  • Analyze spending bills and new policies
  • Navigate complex federal, state and local regulatory requirements
  • Work closely with federal agencies, especially the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), and state housing agencies
  • Advocate for smarter standards to ensure funds are directed quickly to the right people and places, especially after natural disasters 
Our Impact
We protect, expand and improve critical housing programs


$2.5 Billion

Following the Great Recession, we helped direct National Mortgage Settlement funds ($2.5 billion to each state) to create and preserve more affordable homes.

Pioneered LIHTC


Enterprise helped create the Low-Income Housing Tax Credit more than 35 years ago and have advocated for improvements from the very beginning.


$100 Billion

The total amount the New Markets Tax Credit program has delivered to finance affordable homes and community development. We lead on advocacy to make the program permanent.

Our Priorities

Our 2023 policy agenda lays out the steps the White House and Congress can take this year to create and preserve more affordable housing. It builds on our comprehensive 2022 policy agenda that includes recommendations for making home and community places of pride, power and belonging.

Federal Policy

We work with a broad range of public and private partners to protect, expand and improve affordable housing and community development programs.

State & Local Policy

Our team works in state houses and city halls across the country to increase local resources for affordable housing, use existing resources more effectively and ensure that America’s rental communities are resilient to climate change.

Policy Research & Development

Our experts conduct in-depth research and analysis on policy issues that matter.



Join our national coalitions and use our advocacy data to make the case to decision makers.

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Featured Resources

Overcoming Barriers to Bringing ADU Development to Scale
Interest in ADU development has been gaining steady traction in the housing industry as a housing production solution with potential...

Leveraging Property Owned by Faith-Based Organizations
The rising acquisition cost of developable land, among other factors like the rise in construction material costs and shortage in skilled construction labor...

Gentrification: Framing Our Perceptions
While most urban scholars agree on a generic definition of gentrification – the change that occurs when a traditionally low-income neighborhood experiences an...

Understanding the Small and Medium Multifamily Housing Stock
Small and medium multifamily buildings are the most affordable segment of the housing stock and play a crucial role in providing...

Policy Experts

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Flora Arabo

National Senior Director
State & Local Policy

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Xavier Arriaga

Senior Policy Analyst

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Max Brossy

Policy Analyst
Tax Policy

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Emily Nosse-Leirer

Policy Director
Rural & Native American Programs

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Ayrianne Parks

Senior Director
Tax Policy

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Steven Swann

Policy Analyst
Economic Mobility

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Ayate Temsamani

Senior Policy Analyst
Public Policy

State & Local
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Patrick Boyle

Senior Director, Programs
New York

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Amiel Leano Atanacio

Senior Program Officer
Northern California

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Melissa Bondi

Director, State and Local Policy

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Jonathan Eber

Program Officer
New York

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Kinsey Hasstedt

Senior Program Director, State and Local Policy

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Justine Marcus

Senior Director, Programs
Northern California

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Hazel Remesch

Director, State and Local Policy

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Shania Santana

Program Associate
Northern California

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Beth Stephens

Program Director, State and Local Policy

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John Sullivan

Senior Program Director
Gulf Coast

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Evy Zweibach

Director of Policy and Programs

Data & Research
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Andrew Jakabovics

VP of Policy Development

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Rachel Drew

Senior Research Director

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Ahmad Abu Khalaf

Senior Research Analyst

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Fehintola Abioye

Research Analyst

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Matt Thompson

Data Analytics Fellow

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Sitting Down with Sec. Fudge at Our 40th Anniversary Conference

President of Enterprise Community Partner’s Solutions division, Jaqueline Waggoner, sat down with current HUD Secretary Marcia Fudge at our 40th Anniversary Conference. Read about key session takeaways or watch a quick recap video to dive deeper into this bold, no-holds-barred conversation.

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Power of Government Backing & Private Investment Conference Panel

Enterprise Board Chair Rick Lazio, a former member of Congress, moderated this unique panel at our 40th Anniversary Conference with Sandra Thompson, director of the Federal Housing Finance Agency, and former HUD Secretary Shaun Donovan, a senior fellow at the Ford Foundation. Read deeper analysis or watch a recap video to learn more.

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