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Testimony & Public Comment

Enterprise Testimony & Public Comment

Enterprise staff members provide statements, testimony and public comment on public policies affecting affordable housing and community development to the U.S. Congress and the Executive Branch.

Learn more about the policy issues and priorities we testify and comment on.

2016 Testimony and Public Comment

HUD Proposed Transition to Small-Area Fair Market Rents in administering the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher program.

  • On August 2, Enterprise submitted comments to Establishing a More Effective Fair Market Rent System: Using Small Area Fair Market Rents in the Housing Choice Voucher Program Instead of the Current 50 Percentile FMRs

Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) Proposed National Performance Management Measures.

2015 Testimony and Public Comment

HUD Proposal on Small Area Fair Market Rents in Housing Choice Voucher Program 

  • On July 2, Enterprise submitted comments to advanced notice of rulemaking on Small Area Fair Market Rents.

Federal Transit Administration (FTA) Major Capital Investment Grant Program

  • On May 8, Enterprise submitted comments to the proposed interim policy guidance for the Major Capital Investment Grant program.

Senate Finance Committee Community Development and Infrastructure Tax Reform Working Group

  • On April 15, Enterprise submitted comments to the Senate Finance Committee's Community Development and Infrastructure Tax Reform Working Group.

Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing (AFFH)

 Section 202 and Section 811 programs

2014 Testimony and Public Comment

Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing (AFFH)

HUD Consortia Rule that Allows PHAs to Consolidate Resources and Administration

Small Multifamily Building Risk Share Initiative

Transit-Oriented Development

2013 Testimony and Public Comment

Dodd-Frank Act Implementation - Aligning the Qualified Residential Mortgage and Qualified Mortgage Standards

Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act of 2013: Overview of Applicability to HUD Programs

Housing Finance Reform

Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing

  • On September 17, Enterprise, Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC), and National Housing Trust (NHT) submitted joint comments on HUD’s proposed Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing rule. The letter supports HUD’s overall goal but recommends that the final rule to be revised to ensure that jurisdictions feel empowered to revitalize distressed areas and preserve existing affordable housing as well as promote mobility to high opportunity areas. In addition, the letter recommends that HUD address capacity concerns at the local and federal level and provide greater clarity around the data and other key program requirements.

Low-Income Housing Tax Credit

Section 8 Rental Assistance

  • On February 21, Enterprise joined several of its partners in submitting a letter to the Senate Banking Committee urging action on voucher reform legislation. The letter outlines a list of high priority reforms that would ease administrative burdens for housing agencies and owners, deliver fairer and more efficient assistance to low-income families, provide new tools to leverage private capital for affordable housing preservation and development and encourage self sufficiency.  

Promoting Transit-Oriented Affordable Housing and Community Development


Archived Testimony and Public Comment