Enterprise seeks houses of worship (HOWs) located in the Atlanta metro area (see specifics below) and South Florida (see specifics below) regions to participate in two technical assistance cohorts seeking to assist HOWs to come to a “go/no go” decision about the development of affordable housing and/or community facilities on their underutilized real estate assets. 

Enterprise is bringing Faith-Based Development Initiative (FBDI) technical assistance cohorts to Atlanta and South Florida. The FBDI TA cohorts are a series of no-cost training and peer learning sessions designed to help houses of worship (HOWs) understand and navigate the development process. Training sessions will be open to HOWs in both the metro Atlanta and South Florida areas interested in learning how to utilize land that they either own or plan to acquire for the purpose of building affordable housing and/or community serving facilities. The FBDI TA cohort participants will gain a solid understanding of the development process from visioning to partnership, construction, grand opening, and operations. Enterprise will bring in experts and practitioners that have proven success in developing affordable housing and are thinking outside the box when it comes to funding to help deliver the training sessions. Training sessions will be held with a combination of both in-person and virtually.

Through this call for applications, Enterprise is accepting applications from faith-based organizations to form a cohort of participants in the Faith-Based Development Initiative technical assistance cohort. Up to thirty houses of worship (metro Atlanta - 15 and South Florida - 15) will be selected as members of the FBDI TA cohorts. In addition to the delivery of the trainings, cohort members will receive no-cost, targeted, one-on-one technical assistance to support individual development efforts. The assistance will be tailored to the needs of the house of worship based on what their goals are and the support they identify in being critical to move their project forward.

Qualifying Geography

  • Atlanta Metro: Houses of Worship located in Cherokee, Clayton, Cobb, DeKalb, Douglas, Fayette, Forsyth, Fulton, Gwinnett, Henry and Rockdale counties and the city of Atlanta
  • South Florida: Houses of Worship located in Palm Beach, Broward, Miami-Dade and Monroe counties

Important Dates and Information

  • RFP Opens: May 16, 2022
  • Pre-Application Submission Webinar Recording (May 25, 2022): View the recording
  • Proposals Due: June 30, 2022, by 11:59 p.m. ET
  • Award Notification: July 8, 2022

How to Apply