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
- Invested over $680 million to create or preserve more than 14,000 affordable homes
- 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
Through advisory services, financial tools, policy leadership and grants, Enterprise promotes national best practices and engages local partners to ensure the success of public housing in Northern California. Our work focuses on building and preserving safe, sustainable public housing, improving the quality of resident homes and services, and increasing the capacity of the public sector to manage and maintain these developments. Enterprise’s work occurs predominantly in San Francisco, where more than 10,000 residents live in 6,300 public housing apartments.
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.
Equitable Transit-Oriented Communities
Enterprise Northern California supports the creation and preservation of affordable homes along existing and developing transit lines. Our work in equitable transit-oriented communities ensures low-income families in the Bay Area and Sacramento regions are connected to good jobs, housing, education and services in healthy, walkable communities. We work with regional collaboratives, policymakers and nonprofit housing organizations to advance the plans for and development of mixed-income, amenity-rich neighborhoods.