Tag Archives: Enterprise Community Partners

2017 Collaborative Action Grants

​Collaborative Action Grants from Enterprise Community Partners provide organizations with $5,000 to build community agency; engage local voices; and connect to long-term community goals. Collaborative Actions, as their name indicates, include community collaboration at their core. Examples include creative placemaking, mapping and community events. Applications due June 9. Learn more and apply... Read more

Understanding the Small and Medium Multifamily Housing Stock

​Researchers at Enterprise Community Foundation and the University of Southern California found that small and medium multifamily housing provides 54 percent of the U.S.’s rental housing stock and is home to a majority of low-income households. Located in all types of communities, these properties include more than one in three homes in central cities and more than in one in five suburban homes. This report concludes that policymakers should support the development of financial tools to preserve this type of... Read more

Climate & Cultural Resilience Grants

Five grants of $100,000 each are available to local organizations around the country working to build more resilient communities. Enterprise Community Partners requests proposals that use creative placemaking strategies to strengthen the connection between cultural and climate resilience. Grantees will identify a local climate resilience challenge and propose projects in which residents, artists and other creative and cultural practitioners collaborate to address the challenge and other concerns such as equity, racial equity, economic disparities, health disparities and community engagement and... Read more

Health in Housing: Exploring the Intersection Between Housing and Health Care

This study from Enterprise Community Partners directly explores the link between affordable housing and health care through the lens of several national health reform metrics: better connection to primary care, fewer emergency department visits, improved access to and quality of care, and lower costs. Read report... Read more

Staying in Place to Get Ahead: Creating Renter Stability through Master Leases with Built-in Savings Accounts

​This whitepaper from Enterprise Community Partners proposes a master lease program that can offer low-income renting families greater housing stability while reducing their costs and helping them build savings. At a time when federal funds for rental assistance programs are disappearing, this unsubsidized program could provide much needed rental housing to low-income families. Read report... Read more

An Investment in Opportunity: A Bold New Vision for Housing Policy in the U.S.

​This report lays out Enterprise’s long-term policy platform, which offers a set of federal, state and local policy changes to address America’s growing rental housing crisis and create communities of opportunity across the country. The platform includes policy recommendations built around four strategies for reform: (1) ensure broad access to high-opportunity neighborhoods; (2) promote comprehensive public and private investments in low-income neighborhoods; (3) recalibrate our priorities in housing policy and target scarce subsidy dollars where they’re needed most; and (4)... Read more

Ready to Respond: Strategies for Multifamily Building Resilience

​Ready to Respond: Strategies for Multifamily Building Resilience is a collection of 19 strategies for building owners to make their properties more resilient against the effects of extreme weather events. It draws on advice from over 50 experts in the field of resilience as well as the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP). The manual also offers guidance on determining a property’s vulnerability to various hazards, finding which strategies are relevant to a particular... Read more

Projecting Trends in Severely Cost-Burdened Renters

​An analysis by Enterprise Community Partners and the Harvard Joint Center for Housing Studies finds that the number of households spending 50 percent or more of their income on rent is expected to rise at least 11 percent from 11.8 to 13.1 million by 2025. The report projects a fairly bleak picture of severe renter burdens across the US for the coming decade. Given these findings, it is critical for policymakers at all levels of government to prioritize the preservation... Read more
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