Enterprise Community Partners assists in building and/or repairing affordable housing for low income families. They work to assist communities or to build new communities so that families can have the security and peace of mind. All of the units that they build are green, making sure to use water and electricity effectively and the additional costs of green construction are made up in cost savings in future years.
An example of Enterprise Community Partners in action followed the three hurricanes that swept the gulf coast. The levees along the coast line gave way and many homes along the shore were destroyed. These were mainly low income families’ homes. The main possession of these people was their homes. People had lived there for generations in these houses and now entire communities were destroyed.
Enterprise Community Partners (ECP) came in with four pronged strategy to save the situation.
First, ECP worked with all levels of government to support polices that would help recovery and would make building a priority.
Second, they formed partnerships to strengthen local organizations to help in the immediate recovery work and to steer ongoing building activities.
Third, ECP designed innovative housing designs and construction methods that would be appropriate for that region.
Fourth, ECP gave and raised capital for ongoing construction work that would be sustained after the initial emergency relief ended. They committed to give up to 200 million dollars to repair and build up to 10,000 homes.
So far, ECP has invested $135 million and has repaired or built over 5,000 homes.
Enterprise Community Partners (ECP) helps in the following ten locations: Atlanta, Baltimore, Dallas, the Gulf Coast, Los Angeles, New York, Northern California, Ohio, The Pacific Northwest, and Washington D.C.
Thanks to ECP, many low income families have the peace of mind of living in decent homes.