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Enterprise Partners with Kaiser Permanente to Bridge Health and Housing

NH&RA member Enterprise Community Partners announced two ventures that elevate homes as essential to health and well-being with Kaiser Permanente. Kaiser Permanente invested $15 million in the Enterprise-managed Housing for Health Fund, which will preserve affordable homes in the Bay Area, and match up to $35 million in additional funds raised by Enterprise. This equity fund has already made an initial $5.2 million commitment to help a local nonprofit acquire and preserve the affordability of a 41-unit apartment complex in a gentrifying neighborhood in East Oakland.

A $100 million national loan fund, comprised of a $50 million loan from Kaiser Permanente to the Enterprise Community Loan Fund and $50 million in capital from Loan Fund, will create and preserve 3,250 affordable homes in Kaiser Permanente’s nationwide service areas over the next decade.

Enterprise & Frameworks Institute Release Reports On Building Public Support for Affordable Housing

Enterprise, in partnership with the FrameWorks Institute, has released a pair of reports that outline an effective language strategy to build public support for affordable housing. “Finding a Frame for Affordable Housing” is an evidence-based approach to countering NIMBYism and public misperception in debates about affordable housing. The companion paper,“Piecing it Together,” takes these findings and translates them into a playbook for advocates that provides specific recommendations about the “do’s and don’ts” of campaigning for affordable housing.

Enterprise Publishes New White Paper on Gentrification

Enterprise has published a new whitepaper entitled Gentrification: Framing Our Perceptions, which summarizes several approaches used in recent studies of gentrification and details the complications these create for identifying where it occurs. It describes how different definitions can lead to different findings about the consequences of gentrification, and how these inconsistencies affect policy making.