Our Priorities in Ohio
Enable all new affordable housing to achieve the Enterprise Green Communities framework; providing funders and developers a proven, cost effective roadmap for creating healthy and environmentally responsible and more affordable homes
Provide investment in affordable housing and targeted community development projects that are models for communities of promise and opportunity
Carry out innovative affordable housing preservation and neighborhood stabilization strategies, positively impacting residents and communities
Provide free tax preparation services to low-income workers, increasing the use of the Earned Income Tax Credit as a wealth-building tool and bringing economic benefit to the community
Create and sustain permanent supportive housing for adults, families and youth with long histories of homelessness and multiple barriers to obtaining and maintaining housing
Support our development partners in being stable organizations and strong stewards of affordable housing
- Build housing and community development systems and structures that use resources wisely and bring about creative solutions for the future
Our Impact in OhioSelected outcomes:
Created 14,000 affordable homes and an investment of $318 million in communities across Ohio
Completed 44,000 income tax returns for low-income tax payers in Cuyahoga County utilizing volunteers who offer free tax preparation services resulting in $57 million in refunds, saving tax payers $4 million in fees
Helped form the Housing First Initiative which has create over 500 new homes toward a goal of 1,250 supportive housing units for single adults, families and youth with a history of long-term homelessness
Established the Enterprise Green Communities Criteria as the standard for producing thousands of healthy and sustainable homes in Cleveland, Columbus and across the state
Helped establish the Northeast Ohio Regional Energy Alliance that focuses on building the market, delivery infrastructure, financing and job creation through energy efficiency in the built environment
- With Neighborhood Progress, Inc., Cleveland Housing Network and the City of Cleveland, establishing a preservation initiative for 25 existing projects reaching the end of their term, impacting over 850 units of existing housing including over 700 lease-purchase homes
Housing FirstThe Enterprise-led Housing First initiative seeks to create 1,000 supportive housing units for adults with a history of long-term homelessness and disabilities.
Enterprise has supported Cleveland Housing Network, EDEN, Inc. and Mental Health Services, Inc. in successfully developing 411 units through policy advocacy, resource cultivation and technical assistance.
Enterprise Green Communities in OhioSince 2006, Enterprise Green Communities in Ohio has provided grants to developers to go green, increase efficiency and reduce energy costs. The Enterprise Green Communities Criteria is the standard for producing thousands of healthy and sustainable homes across the state.
Enterprise in Ohio led the $1 Million Ohio Green Retrofit demonstration with five existing affordable housing projects throughout Ohio to reduce energy usage by 30 percent, establishing a model for private sector replication.
The Enterprise-led Housing First initiative is committed to ending chronic homelessness in Cuyahoga County by producing 1,000 permanent supportive homes
The Housing First website provides:
- Tools and standards for becoming a Housing First property
- Evidence describing why supportive housing works
- Stories of success from Housing First residents