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Our Priorities in the Mid-Atlantic, Baltimore, Northern Virginia and Washington, D.C. Region

  • Preserving affordable housing for low- and moderate-income families in the Mid-Atlantic region
    • Providing financing to preserve affordable housing units and prevent involuntary resident displacement.
    • Providing access to critical acquisition and predevelopment capital through the D.C. Preservation Loan Fund.
    • Working with local partners to preserve affordable housing near rail stations through the Green Preservation of Affordable Transit-Oriented Housing (GreenPATH) Initiative.
  • Supporting the production of new affordable housing and community facilities
  • Advancing work that strengthens the educational environment and academic support to enhance children’s opportunities for success
    • Supporting Jubilee Baltimore’s HUD Choice Neighborhoods planning initiative. Our work will include developing an educational intervention plan to support students at Eutaw-Marshburn Elementary and Booker T. Washington middle schools.
    • Providing a family literacy program in Baltimore City that helps parents prepare their three-, four- and five-year-old children to arrive at school ready to learn.
       

Our Impact in the Mid-Atlantic

Preservation and Production

  • Invested more than $1.85 billion in grants, loans and equity to create or preserve more than 30,000 affordable homes.
  • Invested more than $365 million in loans and equity to build or preserve about 4,400 Enterprise Green Communities homes.
  • Created more than 3.2 million square feet of commercial and community space.
  • Introduced a cutting-edge education initiative in Baltimore City that has resulted in significant gains in standardized tests, a summer learning institute, community resource centers, a girls’ mentoring program and a school-readiness program for pre-K children and their parents.
  • Led the Maryland Re-Entry Partnership initiative for formerly incarcerated individuals returning to Baltimore’s neighborhoods.
  • Teamed up with GreenSPACE to for the D.C. Green Communities initative and helped to pass the D.C. Green Building Act of 2006 - one of the most advanced green building laws in the country..

Through our Faith-Based Development Initiative:

  • Produced 327 homes with 1,100 more homes in the pipeline.
  • Worked with more than 40 faith-based partners and community organizations.
  • Provided more than $180,000 in grants, $1.5 million in loans and $13.8 million in Low-Income Housing Tax Credits.
Education: HIPPY - Baltimore



HIPPY (Home Instruction for Parents with Preschool Youngsters), Baltimore City

 

  • HIPPY strengthens the role of the parent as the child’s first teacher by providing developmentally appropriate learning activities and demonstrating how parents can work with their children in the home.
  • It uses a research-based curriculum proven effective for educational improvement.
  • The three-year, 30-week per year curriculum is delivered by paraprofessional home visitors, who develop supportive relationships with families and connect them to much-needed resources.
  • The children receive books and school supplies, families connect to supportive services to ensure basic needs are met and parents learn about creating learning opportunities for their children.