BENEFITING: Enterprise Community Partners
ORGANIZER: Enterprise Community Partners
Enterprise Community Partners is building a future in which affordable housing is available in all communities, connected to opportunity, and environmentally and economically sustainable. We bring together community organizations, national and local experts, grant funds, financing and innovative approaches to solving the Chicago region’s housing needs. We work in the Chicago metro area and Detroit while providing support for partners in Wisconsin, Minnesota, and downstate Illinois. Our key initiatives include:
Connecting residents to opportunity through Transit Oriented Development – Supporting the creation and preservation of affordable housing near transit on a local and regional basis so that residents have easy access to jobs, education, and other resources that promote a good quality of life, all while encouraging economic development.
Promoting Environmental Sustainability – Creating homes that are healthy, cost effective, and sustainable by promoting Green building standards, Green design, and management practices that engage residents and leverage technology.
Making Communities Livable for a Lifetime – Creating communities that meet the needs of our older adults by engaging diverse stakeholders in planning and implementation, while building a healthy and accessible community for all.
Revitalizing Detroit – Helping build a new Detroit by bringing civic and non-profit partners together to preserve and create affordable housing through regional stakeholder initiatives, transit oriented development, sustainability initiatives, and innovative design in the city and its neighborhoods.
Creating and Preserving Affordable Housing – Preserving naturally occurring affordable housing in neighborhoods that are facing gentrification. Supporting organizations that build new affordable housing through technical assistance and connections to capital. Through 2015, we connected affordable housing providers to over $300,000,000 in capital through Low Income Housing Tax Credits, equity financing, community development loans, and our HUD capacity building pass-through grants. We’ve created or supported more than 6,000 units of affordable housing.