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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.

2014 Testimony and Public Comment

Small Multifamily Building Risk Share Initiative

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

2012 Testimony and Public Comment

Section 8

HOME Program Funding

The Science of Green Building

Preventing Foreclosures and Stabilizing Neighborhoods

HUD Rental Assistance Demonstration

Promoting Transit-Oriented Affordable Housing and Community Development

HOME Investment Partnerships Program

2011 Testimony and Public Comment

Advancing Environmental Justice

Promoting Healthy Housing

Stabilizing Housing Nationwide

  • On October 6, 2011, Senior Director, Policy Development and Research Andrew Jakabovics provided testimony before the House Financial Services Subcommittee on Insurance, Housing and Community Opportunity on bringing the private sector back into the housing market in a supportive and sustainable manner.

Public Housing Physical Needs Assessment

Regulatory Reform - Qualified Residential Mortgages

Public Proposals for the Future of the Housing Finance System

Coordination of Affordable Housing and Transit Investments

Sustainable Communities Regional Planning Grant Program



2010 Testimony and Public Comment

Housing Trust Fund Proposed Rule

Positive Impacts of the Low-Income Housing Tax Credit and New Markets Tax Credit Programs

Addressing Housing Needs in Native American Communities

CRA Treatment of LIHTC Investments

Coordinating Affordable Housing and Transit Investments

Gulf Coast Rebuilding Efforts

Community Development Financial Institutions Fund

FHA Mortgage Products and Underwriting Standards

  • August 16, 2010, former Vice President, Public Policy and Government Relations Adrienne Quinn comment to the Federal Housing Administration on Risk Management Initiatives: Reduction of Seller Concessions and New Loan-to-Value and Credit Score Requirements.

CRA Credit for NSP Activities

GSE Duty to Serve Underserved Markets

  • July 22, 2010, former Vice President, Public Policy and Government Relations Adrienne Quinn Comment to the Federal Housing Finance Agency on Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac’s duty to serve the manufactured housing, affordable housing preservation and rural markets.

The Future of the Housing Finance System

Principles for Updating the Community Reinvestment Act (CRA)

Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program Demonstration Project

  • July 14, 2010, former Vice President, Public Policy and Government Relations Adrienne Quinn comment on HUD demonstration project to develop zip code-specific Fair Market Rent levels.

Transforming Rental Assistance

Green Housing and the Energy Efficiency in Housing Act

Green Resources for Energy Efficient Neighborhood (GREEN) Act of 2010, H.R. 2336

Federal Housing Finance Agency Proposed Rule for GSE Affordable Housing Goals

Weatherization of Multifamily Properties

Choice Neighborhoods Initiative

Sustainable Communities Initiative



2009 Testimony and Public Comment

Community Reinvestment Act

Choice Neighborhoods Initiative

Green Resources for Energy Efficient Neighborhoods Act of 2009

  • June 11, 2009, former President & CEO Doris Koo, testimony before the House Financial Services Committee, Subcommittee on Housing and Community Opportunity

2009 Economic Stimulus



Archived Testimony and Public Comment