Our Work in the Pacific Northwest
Hope & Home Mapping Tool
Enterprise’s Home & Hope initiative catalyzes the transformation of underutilized public and tax-exempt sites into affordable homes and early learning centers. In partnership with Futurewise – and with support from the King County Assessor and funding from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation – Enterprise created a mapping tool to help stakeholders search for public and tax-exempt sites throughout King County. Learn More.
Enterprise improves communities and people’s lives by making well-designed homes affordable and connected to resources. We bring together the national know-how, local partners, policy leadership and investments to advance our priorities in the Pacific Northwest.
- Supporting the development of affordable housing and education centers on under-utilized, tax-exempt sites
- Partnering in equitable, transit-oriented development along expanding public transit lines
- Improving health and services outcomes for low-income vulnerable residents in affordable housing communities
- Building sustainable housing organizations through technical assistance and grants
- Advocating for policy and raising public awareness to support affordable housing and community development
State & Local Policy
Read about our policy work in Pacific Northwest.
Enterprise has invested more than $1.2 billion in Washington and Oregon to build or preserve 25,000 affordable homes in urban and rural communities, and has created programs that connect residents to education, health care and transit.
- Launched the Home and Hope initiative to advance the development of affordable housing and early childhood education centers on underutilized, tax-exempt sites owned by public agencies and nonprofits in King County, Washington.
- Created the Regional Equitable Development Initiative Fund in King, Snohomish and Pierce counties in Washington, providing $21 million in early low-interest financing to acquire property in transit-accessible areas to preserve and create affordable housing
- Started the Health and Housing Initiative to improve and document the link between housing with health care and its impact on vulnerable populations in Oregon
- Advanced affordable housing policy as advisors on key governmental boards, including the Washington State Affordable Housing Advisory Board, Seattle Mayor Ed Murray’s Housing Affordability and Livability Advisory Committee and the Seattle Housing Levy Oversight Committee
Atlanta-Seattle Peer Exchange
In late August 2018, Enterprise and Mercy Housing hosted a delegation of 40 Atlanta civic leaders, representing philanthropy, business, private and nonprofit developers in Seattle. The goal of this peer exchange was to inspire achievable solutions to affordable housing challenges in Atlanta by leveraging proven strategies and funding ideas in action in Seattle, including best practices in public funding, philanthropic investment to advance educational achievement and initiatives to address homelessness.