Putting Ideas into Action

Enterprise works with partners across the United States to create affordable housing that’s connected to opportunity in thriving communities. Together, we identify, pilot and scale solutions designed to end housing insecurity for low-income people. 

Our approach is innovative and comprehensive. We know that a healthy and stable home must be affordable -- as well as located in a community connected to good schools, jobs, transit and health care. 

Cross-cutting Initiatives 

  • Building Sustainable Organizations
    Enterprise brings critical guidance and innovation to communities across a range of services and expertise, partnering with cities, states and nonprofits to support comprehensive community development.
  • Culture & Creativity
    Bridging the connections between the existing physical and social systems through culture and creativity allows us to better connect residents to opportunity, and support their long-term well-being and success.  
  • Design Leadership
    Bringing together leaders in affordable housing design and development, we promote a holistic and inclusive approach to creating healthy, green affordable homes and communities. 
  • Equitable Transit-Oriented Development
    Enterprise is a national leader in bringing together the housing and transportation systems to ensure that everyone lives near quality transit and other critical resources.
  • Green Communities
    Through the Enterprise Green Communities Criteria, we provide a framework and resources to help create environmentally friendly affordable housing and healthy communities.
  • Health and Housing
    Enterprise is strengthening the ties between the housing and health care sectors. Together, we are finding new ways to make affordable housing a platform for residents’ health and well-being.
  • Pay for Success
    This public-private financing mechanism is designed to improve social outcomes for at-risk populations across the country.
  • Public Sector Consulting & Technical Assistance by Enterprise Advisors
    Our team offers technical assistance, consulting and strategic support for state and local government on housing and community development issues.
  • Recovery and Rebuilding
    Enterprise informs the recovery and rebuilding of affordable homes in areas affected by natural disasters. We help communities develop homes to a greener, healthier standard and design them with flood-proofing and other risk-mitigation features. 
  • Rose Architectural Fellowship
    Partners emerging architectural designers with housing and community development organizations for three years to unite a community-based approach with best practices in design.
  • Rural and Native American Housing
    More than 40 percent of rural households lack basics like water and electricity. Enterprise is helping communities respond to these challenges and end housing insecurity in rural America.


By providing online toolkits, technical assistance, financial support as well as criteria resources, we help you achieve your goals. Our tool center features downloadable reports, templates, webinars, design guidelines, strategic tips and other companion materials to put your ideas into action.

On the Ground in 11 Cities

We operate offices in 11 key geographic regions that deliver targeted and innovative programs on the ground. Our field offices connect local and regional partners and communities to vital capital, knowledge and policy advocacy.