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New Jersey Enterprise Green Communities Update

Enterprise Community Partners is transitioning from the 2015 to the 2020 Green Communities criteria. To certify under the 2015 criteria, the New Jersey Housing and Mortgage Finance Agency is requiring that the “Prebuild Submission” must be received by Enterprise by October 15, 2020. Any project unable to meet the October 15th deadline will be required to certify under the 2020 criteria.

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HFSC Hearing: The Rent is Still Due

Earlier today the House Financial Services Committee (HFSC) held a virtual hearing on The Rent Is Still Due: America’s Renters, COVID-19 and an Unprecedented Eviction Crisis. Witnesses Cashauna Hill, Louisiana Fair Housing Action Center; Mike Kingsella, Up for Growth; Ann Oliva, Center on Budget and Policy Priorities and Jenny Schuetz, The Brookings Institution discussed the need for ongoing financial assistance to families.

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NCSHA, AHTCC, Novogradac and Enterprise Launch COVID-19 Websites

The National Council of State Housing Agencies (NCSHA) launched a new COVID-19 Resources website that complies guidance from federal agencies, state housing agencies and general resources on the pandemic. To suggest a resource for this page, or if you have a question, please contact NCSHA.

The Affordable Housing Tax Credit Coalition’s (AHTCC) resource page is available here; Novogradac’s page is available here and Enterprises page is available here.

2020 Enterprise Green Communities Criteria Open for Comment

Enterprise opened its public comment period on the 2020 Green Communities Criteria. Maintaining the same eight categories, the 2020 Green Communities Criteria is looking at new ways to explore how the criteria can contribute to: improving resident health; strengthening homes’ resilience; managing developers’ upfront costs while improving building performance; and promoting equitable outcomes.

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Enterprise & NeighborWorks Publish New Report on Health Outcomes

Enterprise Community Partners and NeighborWorks America has published a new report titled, “On the Path to Health Equity: Building Capacity to Measure Health Outcomes in Community Development.”   The report highlights the findings of an innovative national demonstration project designed to build the capacity of 20 community-based organizations to measure the health outcomes of their work. This ground-breaking effort provides further evidence of the importance of the community development and healthcare sectors working together to find scalable solutions to the complex community challenges that are the root cause of many of the health disparities we see today. By the end of the project, the 20 participating organizations were equipped to engage in the catalytic cross-sector partnerships necessary to improve the health of low- and moderate-income communities.

Bellwether Enterprise Closes $115 Million in Financing for 12 Affordable Housing Communities across the Southeast

Bellwether Enterprise Real Estate Capital LLC (Bellwether Enterprise), the commercial and multifamily mortgage banking subsidiary of Enterprise Community Investment Inc., announced the closing of $115,000,000 in financing to enable Atlantic Housing Foundation, Inc. to purchase 12 affordable housing communities across South Carolina, North Carolina, Virginia, Georgia, and Florida.

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