A new mapping tool identifies tax-exempt sites owned by public agencies and nonprofits in King County, Washington, especially suited for the development of affordable homes with early learning centers.
Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos and MacKenzie Bezos announced the creation of the “Bezos Day One Fund”, a commitment of $2 billion to fund nonprofits that assist families experiencing homelessness and create a network of preschools in low-income communities.
Our recently released report, Home & Hope: Creating Early Learning and Affordable Housing Together, builds upon the experience and expertise of designers, developers, educators, policy makers and funders to guide the development process from site selection to finance, design and, finally, operation.
Created by Enterprise, the Regional Equitable Development Initiative Fund provided a $4 million loan for James Center North, a seven-acre property that will include 150 affordable homes near Tacoma Community College and the Pierce Transit Center.
Enterprise's Vrunda Vaghela provides Government Technology magazine a guided tour of Opportunity360, demonstrating how it provides a powerful platform for understanding and addressing community challenges.
In Washington, Tacoma Housing Authority purchases seven acres near a college and transit center to develop 300 to 500 affordable and market-rate homes, as well as retail, commercial and community space.