Enterprise is a proven and powerful nonprofit that improves communities and people’s lives by making well-designed homes affordable. We bring together nationwide know-how, partners, policy leadership and investment to multiply the impact of local affordable housing development. We foster community improvement from the ground up: well-designed, affordable homes connected to resources like health care, schools, jobs and transportation. So that people have the opportunities to reach their full potential.
In most instances, we award grants through a formal Request for Proposal (RFP) process. Below is a description of RFPs being offered to strengthen community-based organizations that are advancing our shared mission.
Hurricane Harvey Recovery Grants
The Housing and Economic Assistance to Rebuild Texas program (HEART), a partnership between the Texas State Affordable Housing Corporation and Enterprise Community Partners, is offering grants of up to $50,000 and technical assistance to eligible nonprofits providing housing assistance to families displaced or otherwise affected by Hurricane Harvey. These grants are made possible through a generous gift from the Rebuild Texas Fund.
For questions about the HEART program, please email Monica Gonzalez.
HUD Capacity Building (Section 4) Grants
One of Enterprise’s primary sources of grant funding is the HUD Capacity Building for Community Development and Affordable Housing Program, commonly referred to as Section 4. Since Congressional authorization in 1993, the program has helped low-income families and neighborhoods in more than 2,000 urban and rural communities in all 50 states and the District of Columbia.
These funds are used to build capacity in nonprofit community development organizations – Community Housing Development Organizations (CHDOs) and Community Development Corporations (CDCs) – that meet eligibility requirements. Building capacity strengthens organizations to help them successfully:
- Implement HUD programs
- Design, finance and execute community development and affordable housing projects
- Coordinate on cross-programmatic, place-based approaches
- Facilitate knowledge sharing
To learn more about the Section 4 program, see Enterprise's blog or read our new report Foundation for Success: Section 4 Capacity Building.
Health & Housing Partnership Capacity Building Section 4 Grants NOW OPEN
Enterprise’s national health and housing team will work with Enterprise’s market teams in Los Angeles, Atlanta, Detroit, and New York to pilot scalable housing-based health solutions. Teams will define sustainable pathways for integrating those solutions into the healthcare sector’s strategy of patient care, payment, and investment. The pilots will define ways in which the healthcare sector can directly influence the social determinants of health impacting their community and will focus on quality, affordable, stable housing in neighborhoods connected to opportunity.
Enterprise is inviting CDCs and CHDOs who are interested in increasing their capacity to work with the healthcare system to submit a proposal for a $10,000 health and housing partnership Section 4 grant and to work with Enterprise on several healthcare partnership building activities described further in the RFP. Additionally, geographic and population parameters for the CDCs and CHDOs are detailed in the Funding Parameters section of the RFP.
Application Period for Los Angeles, New York, and Atlanta: Now Closed
Application Period for Detroit, Michigan has been extended to:
- Wednesday, January 16, 2019 through Monday, April 15, 2019
- Applications will be accepted through 11:59 pm EST on April 15, 2019
- Funding Decisions Announced: no later than April 30, 2019
Sign up to receive HUD Section 4 funding round notifications
Resources for Applicants & Grantees
- 2018 LOI: Frequently Asked Questions
- Report: Foundation for Success: Section 4 Capacity Building Grants 2015-2016
- Racial Equity webinar, worksheet and toolkit
- Enterprise Community Partners Grants Guide
- Section 4 WebEx tutorials
- 2015 Green Communities Criteria
For questions about the LOI process, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
See examples of how our Section 4 funding has been used to build capacity across the country