Our Priorities

Enterprise works to create and preserve affordable housing in Baltimore, Northern Virginia and Washington, D.C. through grants, technical assistance and a range of financial products.

State & Local Policy

Read about our policy work in the Mid-Atlantic region.

Preserving affordable housing for low- and moderate-income families in the Mid-Atlantic region

  • Providing financing to preserve affordable housing units and prevent involuntary resident displacement.
  • Providing access to critical acquisition and predevelopment capital through the D.C. Preservation Loan Fund.
  • Working with local partners to preserve affordable housing near rail stations through the Green Preservation of Affordable Transit-Oriented Housing (GreenPATH) Initiative.

Supporting the production of new affordable housing and community facilities

Committing to making affordable housing in the Mid-Atlantic area healthier, more energy efficient and better for the environment through Enterprise Green Communities

  • Working as a member of the Baltimore Metropolitan Council planning consortium to prepare a regional plan for sustainable development to link the area’s housing, transportation and workforce development services. This work is funded with a Sustainable Communities grant from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.
  • Helping Baltimore schools learn about and connect to best conservation practices and resources in partnership with the Baltimore City Office of Sustainability, the Maryland Association of Environmental and Outdoor Education, the Parks and People Foundation and the United States Green Building Council.

Advancing work that strengthens the educational environment and academic support to enhance children’s opportunities for success

  • Supporting Jubilee Baltimore’s HUD Choice Neighborhoods planning initiative. Our work included developing an educational intervention plan to support students at Eutaw-Marshburn Elementary and Booker T. Washington middle schools.
  • Providing a family literacy program in Baltimore City that helps parents prepare their three-, four- and five-year-old children to arrive at school ready to learn.
  • Providing girls mentoring in partnership with Enterprise Women's Network. Become a mentor.

Our Impact

Preservation and Production

  • Invested more than $1.85 billion in grants, loans and equity to create or preserve more than 30,000 affordable homes.
  • Invested more than $365 million in loans and equity to build or preserve about 4,400 Enterprise Green Communities homes.
  • Created more than 3.2 million square feet of commercial and community space.
  • Introduced a cutting-edge education initiative in Baltimore City that has resulted in significant gains in standardized tests, a summer learning institute, community resource centers, a girls’ mentoring program and a school-readiness program for pre-K children and their parents.
  • Teamed up with GreenSPACE to for the D.C. Green Communities initiative and helped to pass the D.C. Green Building Act of 2006 - one of the most advanced green building laws in the country.

Through our Faith-Based Development Initiative:

  • Produced 1,200 homes with another 1,000 homes in the pipeline.
  • Worked with more than 60 faith-based partners and community organizations.
  • Provided more than $223,000 in grants, $95.4 million in loans and $54.75 million in Low-Income Housing Tax Credits.



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