David Bowers is vice president, Mid-Atlantic market and senior advisor, Faith-Based Development Initiative for Enterprise Community Partners. David’s work includes facilitating affordable housing and community development transactions, policy implementation and Community development program work in collaboration with public and private sector stakeholders in Washington, D.C., Maryland and Virginia. David leads a team that provides access to financing, capacity building and technical assistance to local developers and community-based organizations and participates with local coalitions engaging local governments to increase resources and enhance policies that support affordable housing and community development. David’s work leading Enterprise’s national Faith-Based Development Initiative work includes strategic planning, program design, relationship cultivation with religious organization stakeholders and fundraising to support multi-year faith-based development cohorts in jurisdictions across the country, including Atlanta, Baltimore, Miami, New York, Prince George’s County, MD, Seattle and Washington, D.C.
Tuesday, February 20, 2024
2:00pm – 3:15pm
Hilton Austin, Governor's Salon D, Floor 4
In many communities, land is scarce and expensive, driving up the cost of housing and limiting the opportunity to build more homes in areas of opportunity. This panel will discuss successful partnerships that have leveraged the real estate owned by houses of worship and schools to build more housing while also investing in those communities. The panel’s speakers will each bring their experience developing strategies and partnerships to unlock underutilized land. Examples include Austin’s Independent School District, St. Austin’s partnership with Greystar, and Enterprises’ faith-based development initiative.