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