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Priorities & Impact


Our Priorities in Northern California

Enterprise's priorities in Northern California are to:
  • Ensure that Northern California’s public housing residents live in thriving neighborhoods with access to high-quality services and amenities
  • Improve the health of low-income residents and lower the environmental impacts of affordable housing by facilitating green retrofitting of aging multifamily buildings
  • Build and preserve affordable homes near quality transit hubs to improve access to opportunities and services for low-income people
  • Develop programs and financial tools that create a sustainable and regional response to foreclosure and assist homeowners at risk of losing their homes
  • Support area nonprofits to weather economic challenges, improve organizational infrastructure and scale up development pipelines through cutting-edge technical support
  • Become partners with leading experts to devise creative policy solutions to restore reliable government financial tools for housing and community development 

Our Impact in Northern California

Since Enterprise began working in Northern California in 2008, we and our partners have
  • Created more than 14,000 affordable homes for 7,500 people through the investment of more than $680 million
  • Provided technical assistance, grants and training support to more than 62 community organizations and local governments to create affordable housing and provide services to low-income residents
  • Worked in partnership with the city of San Francisco on HOPE SF to create 2,500 affordable, energy-efficient apartments and assist with neighborhood stabilization efforts in the surrounding areas, transforming the lives of low-income residents
  • Supported the development of more than 1,300 affordable, green homes
  • Supported green retrofits with financing through the Green Portfolio Analysis and Sustainability (Green PASS) program.
  • Advanced the development of affordable transit-oriented housing in the Bay Area through loans from the Bay Area TOAH Fund and the Golden State Acquisition Fund.
  • Reinforced the work of the Bay Area’s Great Communities Collaborative and the Metropolitan Transportation Commission by providing grants to nonprofit developers pursuing developments and policy shifts in the region’s Priority Development Areas
  • Coordinated collaborative efforts between developers and smart growth leaders in government, nonprofit advocacy organizations and local communities to better support equitable transit-oriented development
  • Worked with partners to develop innovative programs that respond to the foreclosure crisis affecting our communities and make homeownership more accessible
  • Provided local families with the homes and services they need to have stable and productive lives through the Enterprise Community Loan Fund

Initiatives Making an Impact


With HOPE SF, Enterprise is part of a bold new initiative to rebuild eight seriously distressed San Francisco Housing Authority properties. This partnership with the city of San Francisco will help create 2,500 affordable, energy-efficient apartments and assist with neighborhood stabilization efforts in the surrounding areas, transforming the lives of low-income residents. 

Green PASS

Through our Green Portfolio Analysis and Sustainability (Green PASS) activities, Enterprise helps affordable housing owners to maximize their assets' financial potential while preserving their existing portfolio of affordable housing as green, healthy and sustainable. Enterprise’s Northern California team works with affordable housing owners across the Bay Area to evaluate, recapitalize and retrofit assets within their portfolio while addressing systemic deficiencies in greening an organization’s operations.

Transit-Oriented Communities in the Capital Region

Enterprise joined with regional leaders, local government agencies and consultants to help lead an emerging Sacramento Transit-Oriented Development (TOD) Collaborative focused on developing affordable, sustainable and transit-oriented housing in the Sacramento area. This TOD Collaborative draws from Enterprise’s national TOD finance expertise to frame the need for TOD and help develop strategies that will spur increased preservation and development of affordable homes and other community serving uses in the region’s Transit Priority Areas.

Rehabbing Oakland’s Distressed Homes

Enterprise Northern California is working in collaboration with Hello Housing on two innovative programs to help low-income families in Oakland remain in and improve their homes and assist first-time homebuyers. Piloted in 2012, the Hello Match program helps low-income families renovate their own distressed homes for an affordable price by matching families with experienced lenders, realtors and field staff. The Hello Match team works with participating families to assess their properties’ conditions, acquire appropriate loans and oversee construction. Hello Housing is also developing an innovative, online tool that enables affordable housing developers and first-time, low-income homebuyers to access distressed homes before the properties are on the open market.
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