Programs in Action

  • Family Homelessness

    Three years ago, Enterprise incubated a program, Come Home NYC, based on the idea that landlords could play a key role in ending the growing family homelessness crisis. Since 2016, this program has connected hundreds of families in New York City’s shelter system to permanent affordable housing, along with services to help them be successful in their new homes.
  • Seniors

    Two years ago, in response to the rapid growth of New York City’s low-income senior population, we created the  Healthy Aging in Affordable Housing Demonstration. The program connects older adults in affordable housing to critical support services, makes home modifications to make their living spaces more accessible, and, in walk-up buildings, facilitates relocations to a lower floor where possible. The program is currently being piloted with a group of 30 residents in East Harlem.
  • Green Communities

    Over a decade ago, Enterprise developed a green standard for affordable housing, to bring the environmental, health and economic benefits to low income communities. Today, the Enterprise Green Communities Criteria is the only comprehensive green building framework designed for affordable housing in the nation.

 

Policy in Action

  • Family Homelessness

    Enterprise policy guidance helped New York City launch the Living in Communities (LINC) rental subsidy program which provides rental assistance to help low-income families and single adults move from homeless or domestic violence shelters to permanent housing.
  • Seniors

    Enterprise’s successful model of home modifications for senior households helped inform New York City’s new Seniors First program will make 15,000 homes throughout the city age-friendly.
  • Green Communities

    Thanks to our local advocacy, all new construction and substantial rehabilitation projects funded by New York City’s housing agency must comply with the Enterprise Green Communities Criteria. The criteria are the green building standard in nearly two dozen states around the country.