Enterprise is committed to advancing economic mobility for low-income families – especially families of color and those geographically disconnected from opportunity – through a place- and people-conscious partnership model that changes policies, practices and capital flows.
The need to improve the pathways to economic opportunity is clear. Since 1979, the incomes of the top 1 percent of the nation’s earners have increased at more than four times the rate of incomes of the lowest 20 percent, and 70 percent of Americans born in the lowest income quintile will never reach the middle quintile.
Research from Raj Chetty, now at Stanford University, and others increasingly demonstrates how much opportunity depends on access to resources such as well-designed, affordable homes, quality education and well-paying jobs.
Housing & Economic Mobility Planning Session
Sept. 7, 2018 – The Housing & Economic Mobility planning session brought together the Southern California affordable housing and community development sectors to look at how to advance racial equity by strengthening pathways to opportunity in our communities.