Everyone deserves a piece of the "green" pie. At least that is what Enterprise Community Partners ("Enterprise") is all about. Enterprise grants equity to non-profits and for-profit developers to build green space for low-income residents. The catch? Create sustainability by incorporating green standards in their projects. Obviously the projects will have to meet certain standards for their tenants (i.e., rental housing projects should have at least 25 units reserved for renters with incomes below 60% of area median income) to receive the funding from Enterprise. So far, they have set some pretty lofty goals in terms of funding but they are definitely seeing success. In 2004, they launched the "Green Communities Initiative" aimed at providing more than $550 million to build affordable green housing. One such project is Broadway Crossing in Seattle (pictured), which is home to 44 affordable apartments in Seattle's Capital Hill. Found in the heart of a dense, urban neighborhood close to public transportation, Broadway Crossing boasts Energy Star appliances and lighting fixtures, southern and eastern facing units, low-flow water fixtures and green friendly paints, sealants and carpet. One thing I haven't figured out is Enterprise's business model (i.e., how they generate a return on their investment). Comments?