Enterprise has awarded $1.5 million in grants to 32 groups in rural and tribal communities from Dover, Delaware to Anahola, Hawaii. Applications were received from 37 states with funds being awarded in 21 states, which included new grantees in Delaware, Kentucky, North Dakota, and Wyoming. 

The grants are supported through the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s Section 4 program. The funding allows community development corporations and community housing development organizations to build capacity to carry out a wide range of work to benefit households with low incomes and address urgent community needs. 

Rural Communities

Chaffee Housing Trust (Buena Vista, Colorado) will build organizational capacity to execute simultaneous or overlapping projects to increase housing production from six units per year to 10 or 12 units.

Community Resources and Housing Development Corporation (Westminster, Colorado) will utilize their grant to help fund 46 affordable rental units and a clubhouse, covering architecture and engineering fees and consultants, graphic design, and environmental review.

Delta Housing Development Corporation (Indianola, Mississippi) will use the funding for staffing needs, including succession planning, retaining staff, and increasing staff. 

Epicenter (Green River, Utah) will develop comprehensive rural new homeowner and renter educational resources and create an owner-occupied affordable housing program to serve as a model for similar rural areas.

Housing Development Alliance, Inc. (Hazard, Kentucky) will use grant funds to build their flood disaster recovery capacity in Central Appalachia, including Breathitt, Knott, Leslie, and Perry counties.

Interfaith Housing Alliance (Frederick, Maryland) will use the grant to build staff, conduct training, and strengthen program stability. 

Mammoth Lakes Housing, Inc. (Mammoth Lakes, California) will increase organizational capacity by using funding to support additional value-engineering processes and financial consulting services.

Mosaic Development Group, Inc. (Charlotte, North Carolina) will preserve three income-restricted apartment complexes serving seniors and families in rural North Carolina communities. 

NeighborGood Partners, Inc. (Dover, Delaware) will hire a new rural development packager specialist and increase their capacity to process USDA Rural Development 502 loan fund applications for low-income to very-low-income families living in rural areas in Delaware’s Sussex, Kent, and New Castle counties.

Polk Community Development Corporation (Dallas, Oregon) will use the grant to focus on activities including predevelopment architectural, legal, and reports such as appraisals and market studies.

Rauch, Inc. (New Albany, Indiana) will support their nascent housing department as the director learns, trains, and prepares for the development of new projects to address the great need for affordable housing in Southern Indiana. 

Samaritan House (Kalispell, Montana) is taking its work to the next level by developing permanent rental housing, with a preference for families with children on the brink of homelessness or exiting homelessness.

Southwestern Wisconsin Community Action Program (Dodgeville, Wisconsin) will implement its Brodhead Senior Village Preservation and Solar Energy project to preserve 24 units of rural senior housing, improve energy efficiency, and add a rooftop solar array to offset electricity costs. 

The ACCESS Agency, Inc. (Willimantic, Connecticut) will build their capacity to apply for and manage $5 million to renovate and rehab a 40-year-old, 96-unit affordable housing development for seniors and the disabled.

Tunica County Community Development Coalition (Tunica, Mississippi) will use the grant for capacity building to develop their single and multifamily housing program.

Wyoming Housing Network (Casper, Wyoming) will improve the organization’s capacity to support current services, staff, and move forward with their initiatives. 

Tribal Communities and Organizations

Dry Creek Rancheria Band of Pomo Indians (Santa Rosa, California) will use the funding for predevelopment capital, enhancing staff capacity, and developing creative strategies to transform undeveloped or underdeveloped land for the production of new affordable housing.

Eastern Shoshone Housing Authority (Fort Washakie, Wyoming) will conduct a housing and community needs assessment in collaboration with the Northern Arapaho Housing Authority. 

Homestead Community Development Corporation (Anahola, Hawaii) will research, acquire and implement a rental property software system, continue strengthening capacity in rental housing predevelopment and project management skills, conduct a five-island six-homstead communities assessment, and conduct peer-to-peer capacity building training.

Ketchikan Indian Community and Ketchikan Indian Community's Housing Authority (Ketchikan, Alaska) will use the funds toward the predevelopment of a navigation center to provide resources and assistance to unsheltered homeless people and a permanent supportive housing complex.

Laguna Housing Development and Management Enterprise (Laguna, New Mexico) will conduct a comprehensive housing needs assessment for the six Pueblo of Laguna communities: Laguna, Mesita, Paguate, Seama, Paraje, and Encinal.

Leech Lake Financial Services, Inc. (Cass Lake, Minnesota) is a Native Community Development Financial Institution that will use the grant to expand its services and financial products into home ownership development on and near the Leech Lake Indian Reservation in north central Minnesota. 

Navajo Townsite Community Development Corporation (Navajo, New Mexico) will advance their predevelopment work for their Lone Pine Drive single-family housing development for very low-, low-, and medium-income families.

NeighborWorks Montana (Great Falls, Montana) is building their capacity to expand homeownership opportunities for Native people on tribal lands.

Northern Circle Indian Housing Authority (Ukiah, California) is building their capacity to expand their knowledge and efficiency in executing affordable housing activities.

Oglala Sioux (Lakota) Housing (Pine Ridge, South Dakota) will hire consultants to assist with revising and cataloging their policies and updating their budgeting and financial management procedures and software to handle grants and contracts better.

Red Lake Reservation Housing Authority (Red Lake, Minnesota) will utilize funding to expand staff capacity to manage the development of 28 new Permanent Supportive Housing units and to improve staff capacity to deliver high-quality services to new and existing PSH units.

Red River Community Housing Development Organization (Grafton, North Dakota) will use the Section 4 grant to support staff working on their workforce housing initiative.

San Ildefonso Housing Authority (Santa Fe, New Mexico) will improve their financial management capacity.

Swinomish Indian Tribal Community (Swinomish Reservation, Washington) will develop the property management component of their housing division.

The Peoples Partners for Community Development (Lame Deer, Montana) is using Section 4 funding to expand their housing development. 

The Lakota Fund Incorporated (Kyle, South Dakota) will utilize funds to provide construction internship support based on needs for four participating sites in 2023:  Cheyenne River, Rosebud, Sisseton, and Pine Ridge.