Gulf Coast


Katrina 15: Building Resilient Futures
 Here’s a look back at some of our work over the last 15 years.

Harvey Recovery Grants Now Available for Nonprofits

The Housing and Economic Assistance to Rebuild Texas program (HEART), a partnership between the Texas State Affordable Housing Corporation and Enterprise Community Partners, is offering grants of up to $50,000 and technical assistance to eligible nonprofits providing housing assistance to families displaced or otherwise affected by Hurricane Harvey. These grants are made possible through a generous gift from the Rebuild Texas Fund.

Our Priorities in the Gulf Coast

Enterprise began working in the Gulf Coast shortly after the 2005 hurricanes and resulting flooding devastated the region. We set an ambitious goal of being a catalyst for the development of 10,000 affordable homes in the region through the investment of more than $200 million in loans, grants and equity.

Our priorities in the Gulf Coast are to:

  • Improve the capacity of local government and developers in the Gulf Coast to provide high quality, energy efficient for-sale and rental affordable housing and to utilize effectively public and private resources to support this work.
  • Advocate for federal, state and local public policies to support high quality redevelopment of affordable housing
  • Support a lasting infrastructure and production system for affordable housing development
  • Demonstrate best practices in energy-efficient, mixed-income housing and community development through the redevelopment of the Lafitte public housing complex and the surrounding New Orleans neighborhoods of Treme and Tulane-Gravier.
  • Apply lessons learned and best practices from Katrina recovery to other parts of the country experiencing disasters.

State & Local Policy

Read about our policy work in Gulf Coast.

Our Impact

To date, Enterprise has:

  • Invested nearly $450 million to support the production of more than 11,500 affordable homes in Louisiana and Mississippi, over 9,000 of which are now complete.
  • Enterprise created the Louisiana Loan Fund (LLF) to help reduce risk and attract additional investment to the region. The LLF supported the construction of 1,128 affordable rental and single family for-sale homes.
  • Supported the development of more than 2,500 green affordable homes.
  • Supported the startup and ongoing leadership in new trade associations.

Our History

2015: Katrina 10

In 2005, we made a commitment to the Gulf Coast. See our progress.

2010: Five Extraordinary Years

Our work in the first five years after the destruction caused by Hurricane Katrina.

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