Our Faith-Based Development Initiative (FBDI) provides houses of worship the knowledge and tools to develop underutilized land into affordable homes and community facilities.

Grants and Capital: Grant funding and access to Enterprise capital products help houses of worship advance their projects from vision to completion. Grants will support market study and feasibility analysis, early pre-development and organizational capacity building.

Training: Training helps houses of worship understand and navigate the development process to advance their development projects.

Technical Assistance and Tools: Participating houses of worship have access to technical assistance to help them connect to resources, address project-specific challenges and navigate the development process.

Peer-to-Peer Learning: Peer learning helps faith leaders advance their projects and engages them in advocacy for affordable housing and community development.

Access to Vetted Partners: Participating houses of worship receive referrals to local development industry partners that they can interview to find the right fit to advance their projects.

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Trinity Plaza

Pictured: Enterprise provided an acquisition loan, grant support and training and technical assistance for Trinity Plaza in D.C.

It was tough to find a place that was clean and safe. Trinity Plaza met all of my standards and it was affordable. What I like is the convenience of being so close to my job and being a part of the community – which feels more like a family.
William Willis, Resident, Trinity Plaza

 

Our Impact
We form partnerships that make a difference

FBDI began in 2006 in the Mid-Atlantic. Over the last 15 years, our partnerships with faith-based organizations have made a clear impact.

FUNDING 

$ 2.2 million

in grants awarded to support faith-based development across the country

CREATED OR PRESERVED

1500

affordable homes

 

 

CAPITAL

$ 154 million

in grants, loans and equity in faith-based development in the region

Meet Our Team