Over more than a decade, Enterprise has helped people and communities recover and rebuild after disasters. Along the way, we’ve gained valuable knowledge on how to minimize the impact of weather-related events, and we’re using that expertise to inform our disaster preparedness tools for partners in low-income neighborhoods.
And there’s more to come – as part of the newly launched Climate Strong Islands Initiative, we are leading a collaborative effort with Asociación de Constructores de Puerto Rico and other key partners to write Keep Safe: Strategies for Puerto Rico Housing Resilience, a manual for building homes to withstand future disasters.
As we work toward long-term recovery and rebuilding after 2017’s spate of disasters, we’ll continue to equip communities with the technical resources they need to become – and remain – prepared.
No two disasters are alike, but the people whose lives and homes are affected all need the same thing – a safe and secure future, starting with an affordable home built to be resilient.
Stay connected with Enterprise and join our efforts to make homes and communities stronger, more equitable and better prepared in the face of disaster.
CDBG-DR 101: Fundamentos de la participación en entidades sin fines de lucro
Martes, 28 de mayo de 2019
Acompáñenos el 28 de mayo de 2019 a un webinar de seguimiento y charla sobre el programa CDBG-DR.
Esta presentación proveerá una mejor comprensión de los aspectos fundamentales del programa y el proceso de CDBG-DR, cómo se administrará localmente y las expectativas para los beneficiarios secundarios sin fines de lucro desde una perspectiva administrativa y de cumplimiento, con más tiempo para preguntas y respuestas. Por favor, inscríbase en el webinar a través del siguiente enlace. El webinar se presentará en español.
Se llevará a cabo una actividad para ver la presentación en:
Si le interesa asistir al evento, confirme su asistencia en el siguiente enlace y prepárese para llegar 15 minutos temprano. Habrá refrigerios disponibles.
Este evento ha sido organizado como una charla de seguimiento del evento de la red sin fines de lucro Together, We’re Better (Juntos, Lo Hacemos Mejor) celebrado en San Juan, Puerto Rico, en enero de 2019. Esta serie es parte de una nueva iniciativa de colaboración liderada por Enterprise Community Partners, la Fundación Comunitaria de Puerto Rico y NeighborWorks America para apoyar el sector sin fines de lucro en Puerto Rico. Para más información, comuníquese con Erika Ruiz.
CDBG-DR 101: Fundamentals for Nonprofit Participation
Tuesday, May 28, 2019
Please join us on May 28th, 2019 for a follow up webinar and discussion on the CDBG-DR program.
This presentation will provide a better understanding of the fundamentals of the CDBG-DR program and process, how it will be administered locally, and expectations for nonprofit subrecipients from an administrative and compliance perspective with increased time for questions and answers. Please register for the webinar at the following link. The webinar will be presented in Spanish.
An in-person gathering of this presentation will be hosted by:
If you are interested in attending the event, please RSVP at the following link and prepare to arrive 15 minutes early. Light refreshments will be available.
This event was organized as a follow up conversation to the Together, We’re Better Nonprofit Network event held in San Juan, Puerto Rico in January 2019. This series is part of a new collaborative initiative led by Enterprise Community Partners, the Fundación Comunitaria de Puerto Rico and NeighborWorks America to support the Puerto Rico nonprofit sector. For more information, please contact Erika Ruiz.
We brought heart and expertise to 2017’s fierce weather events – getting capital to recovering communities and advocating for sound policy. See how we’re driving smart, resilient design so all families are disaster-prepared and opportunity bound.
Homes and communities nationwide shouldn’t have to brace and hope for the best before each weather-related event. Enterprise’s Laurie Schoeman shares how we help neighborhoods be prepared.
As a proven and powerful nonprofit, Enterprise brings a wealth of knowledge and technical resources. We also offer access to a wide range of capital to help communities recover and rebuild.
When we work with communities to rebuild homes, we also rebuild futures. By identifying the unique needs of each community, we help make homes and surrounding communities stronger. And we pass on our know-how to community leaders, local decisionmakers and developers so that our knowledge lives on in the places its needed most.
In many communities where we’ve helped, we have long-standing relationships with housing and community leaders plus dedicated staff on the ground who form strong ties with local organizations.
More recently, following catastrophic weather events in 2017, Enterprise created the Enterprise Hurricane Recovery Fund. To date we have provided $1 million in urgently needed grants to community organizations.
Rapid Recovery Loan Fund
Enterprise and partners have created a $15 million disaster recovery loan fund for affordable housing and community development organizations working to restore communities struck by the 2017 hurricanes and the California fires. The Funding for Rapid Recovery and Rebuilding collaboration includes Enterprise Community Loan Fund, Mercy Loan Fund and NeighborWorks. Lower-interest loans of up to $1 million are meant to provide a bridge for organizations awaiting insurance payments and other funding. The loans can be approved and disbursed swiftly to spur the repair and rebuilding of affordable homes, community facilities and businesses.
Our technical resources offered trusted guidance and expertise on removing mold and other important post-disaster work.
We work collaboratively with our partners and the communities they serve, tailoring our services to the unique challenges and opportunities wherever we work.
- Navigate federal regulatory requirements: We bring technical expertise and knowledge of federal agencies and programs like CDBG-DR, New Markets Tax Credits, etc.
- Streamlined implementation: Our extensive experience working with HUD and other funders ensures programs move forward effectively and recovery and rebuilding proceed on schedule.
- Tailored strategies: Our teams comprehensively assess communities’ specific mid- and long-term disaster recovery needs.
- Continuum of services: We deliver best practices and insights at each stage of a community’s recovery and rebuilding efforts.
- Enhanced local capacity: We focus on the long-term sustainability of affordable housing and community development systems and networks.
Enterprise Community Partners created the Hurricane Community Recovery Fund in 2017, following Hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria in the heavily damaged regions of Texas, Louisiana, the Southeast, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands.
We invite you to support Enterprise’s relief and recovery efforts. Individuals can donate online. Please choose Enterprise Hurricane Community Recovery Fund from the dropdown menu. Checks also can be mailed to: Enterprise Community Partners, PO Box 64854, Baltimore, MD 21264. Please indicate “Hurricane Community Recovery Fund” on the memo line of the check.
For corporations and foundations interested in getting involved in our recovery efforts through a contribution to the Hurricane Community Recovery Fund, please contact: Tim May, Resource Development, 410.772.5296, to discuss support opportunities.
Enterprise’s robust policy advocacy ensures federal resources reach people and communities in the greatest need.
As a trusted advisor to members of Congress and the administration, we advocate on behalf of low-income people and communities recovering and rebuilding after disasters – informing federal, state and local policy.
Our experienced policy team helps:
- Highlight the need for dedicated technical assistance and capacity building for governments and nonprofits receiving federal funds and interfacing with federal rebuilding programs
- Develop and share best practices on the administration of federal funds
- Advocate for smarter standards to ensure the billions of dollars spent on rebuilding will not put people, property and taxpayer dollars at risk from future natural events.