Enterprise Community Partners was developed by three women who wanted everyone to have access to an affordable home in Washington, DC. They saved up enough money to purchase two apartment buildings in the Adams Morgan neighborhood. Jim Rouse, the CEO of The Rouse Co, a real estate development company, decided to help the women because of their dedication. A decade after their initial housing community, Rouse developed the Enterprise Foundation in 1982, later changing the name to Enterprise Community Partners in 2005. There are now developments all over the nation providing families with affordable housing.
How We Helped
In the wake of Hurricane Sandy’s devastation, New York Engineers provided resilience assessments for multiple multifamily homes in the New York City area. We provided capital and operational improvement opportunities that would enhance the buildings' resistance to storms, floods, and systems disruptions by surveying the properties, providing recommendations for enhancement and resiliency, and cost estimates for recommendations.