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Our website and all of its components are intended to provide information to further the field of affordable housing.

We want this information to help create sustainable and affordable communities, but some of these resources belong to other organizations. If you want to share or reuse copy that belongs to someone else, you will need to contact that copyright owner to get permission. Enterprise encourages you to share Enterprise’s textual and infographic information, and Live Online videos freely, but please cite Enterprise as the source. Contact us for details.

Our logo and all related marks, of course, may not be used or reproduced without our express permission. Contact us for permission.

If you're posting comments or information, please make sure they are respectful, appropriate and accurate. If we deem they are otherwise, we will remove the content. Finally, if we link to a web page or website, it is for information only and not an endorsement.

The full legal version


Enterprise Community Partners, Inc. (“Enterprise”) is a national organization that provides expertise for affordable housing and sustainable communities. Our subsidiaries, affiliates, and supporting organizations offer a variety of services related to the affordable housing and community development industries, including equity and debt financing and development services. Throughout this TOU, Enterprise, its subsidiaries, affiliates and supporting organizations may be referred to as “we”, “us”, and “our”.

Use of Enterprise Websites

You agree that your use of this website and sub domains will be governed by this TOU. The purpose of this Site is to provide information on the work of the Enterprise and the community development field. Throughout this Site, the business and products of Enterprise and its charitable and non-charitable organizations are presented. We distinguish their content in several ways. Visually, the pages with a light green banner contain content from our charitable organizations and those with an orange banner contain content from our non-charitable organizations. Pages that commingle products and services are copyrighted by both organizations. Pages that represent the organization as a whole (such as much of the About section) are copyrighted to Enterprise and use the light green banner. Finally, throughout the Site's text we often reference which organization provides a given service.

Enterprise owns the copyright of this Site and the materials on this Site, except (1) the content owned by a Third Party (“Third Party Content”), which is licensed to Enterprise by such Third Party Content provider, and (2) other content that Enterprise reasonably determines as available materials for use on this Site. Unless expressly provided in this TOU, you should not construe the Site as granting, by implication or otherwise, any license or right to use any copyrighted content on the sites without the written permission of Enterprise or any Third Party Content provider that may own copyrighted content on the site.

Enterprise will license its textual, Infographic, and Live Online video content under the terms of CC BY-ND 4.0, so long as you (1) submit a notice as outlined in the Website Content Usage Notification section of the Privacy Policy, at least 10 business days before your actual use of such desired content; and (2) covenant that you will not use the content in any way that is not disclosed in this notice. You may not gain profits from merely reproducing, redistributing, repackaging, or recompiling such materials, or from reproducing, redistributing, repackaging, or recompiling such materials as part of your product or service. “Infographic” content means two-dimensional geometric graphics and diagrams that convey symbolic representation of information, statistics, and data; it does not include aesthetic or realistic drawings or pictures, or any other kind of pictorial or photographic material.

Notwithstanding what the terms under CC BY-ND 4.0 and this TOU may state, Enterprise reserves the right to reject, at its sole discretion, the usage, or a part of the usage, which you have disclosed in the Content Usage Notice Form or which you have already put into use. If Enterprise does reject certain usage, upon receiving notice from Enterprise, you must stop the rejected usage immediately, and may not engage in such rejected usage in the future without Enterprise’s written consent.

For the avoidance of doubt, in no way may this TOU or CC BY-ND 4.0 be interpreted to allow you to change the substance of our content, modify it in any material way, or produce any kind of derivative work.

Notwithstanding what the terms under CC BY-ND 4.0 and this TOU may state, certain materials on the Site are not available under CC BY-ND 4.0 license. These materials include, but are not limited to: (1) Enterprise’s trademark and tradedress; (2) the source code of this Site; (3) all data stored in Enterprise’s online portals and communities; (4) software; (5) all drawn, graphic, pictorial, photographic, and diagrammatic content, except Infographic content as defined above; (6) all audio, video, and audiovisual content, except the Live Online videos produced by us; and (7) Services and other content identified as unavailable material by Enterprise. You will need to acquire written consent from Enterprise or the Third Party Content provider before using such abovementioned content, if you intend to use any of such content, or any content other than textual, Infographic, and Live Online materials, please contact us. If you intend to use, in any manner, any other content, which is not specifically permitted under this TOU, you need to contact us for written consent before using the content.

Visitor Posting Information and Linking to Websites

Any resource allowing you to link to or post information is available for use so long as the content in the posting or linked website (1) is not illegal, obscene, threatening, defamatory, invasive of privacy, infringing of intellectual property rights, or otherwise injurious to third parties or objectionable and (2) does not consist of or contain software viruses, political campaigning, commercial solicitation, chain letters, mass mailings, or any form of "spam."

As a condition to linking to the Site or posting information, you promise not to use a false email address, impersonate any person or entity, or otherwise mislead as to the origin of a comment or other content. We reserve the right, but not the obligation, to remove or edit content not in compliance.

Unless indicated otherwise, you grant us a nonexclusive, royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable, and fully licensable right to use, reproduce, modify, adapt, publish, translate, create derivative works from, distribute, and display such content throughout the world in any media. You also grant us the right to use the name that is submitted by you in connection with such content.

You represent and warrant ownership or otherwise controls all of the rights to content posted and Your Information uploaded the Service; its accuracy; that use of the content and Your Information supplied does not violate this TOU and will not cause injury to any person or entity; and that you will indemnify us and our employees, officers, trustees and agents, for all claims resulting from content that you supply.

We have the right but not the obligation to monitor and edit or remove any activity or content. We take no responsibility and assume no liability for any content posted by you or any third party. "Your Information” means any data, content, code, video, images or other materials of any type that you upload, submit or otherwise transmit to or through our Service.

Links to Web pages and Websites

The Site contains links within our Site and to third party websites we believe may be instructional for you. Links or any references to other pages and sites do not constitute or imply endorsement, recommendation, or preference by us. You understand that when a link is provided, we do not control, endorse, approve, or certify the content or warrant the offerings of those addresses. Nor do we assume any responsibility or liability for the actions, products, services or content of all these and any other third parties. You understand if they use a link to a third party website, they are no longer on our Site and subject to our policies. Any user of third party websites should carefully review those sites' privacy statements and other conditions of use.

Further, we, our employees, officers, trustees and agents and Third Party Content providers assume no responsibility for, and expressly disclaim any liability resulting from the use of any information obtained at any linked third party websites. This includes, but is not limited to, any claims that may arise relating to: (1) content containing errors or omissions; (2) the accuracy or reasonableness of factual or scientific assumptions, studies or conclusions; (3) the potentially defamatory nature of any statements; (4) the implication of copyright and/or other intellectual property rights; and (5) the violation of property, privacy and/or personal rights of others.

Intellectual Property Rights and Trademark Notice

We maintain all rights, title and interest in and to all our respective copyrights, Marks, domain names, software applications, trade secrets, and any other intellectual property and/or proprietary rights (collectively, "Intellectual Property Rights"). You will retain all right, title and interest in and to Your Information in the form provided to us. Nevertheless, you grant us a non-exclusive, royalty-free, worldwide, transferable, sub-licensable, irrevocable and perpetual right to (a) collect, use, copy, store, transmit, modify and create derivative works of Your Information, in each case solely to the extent necessary to provide the Services to you and enhance your experience.   We may also access your account in order to respond to your support requests.  “Your Information” means any data, content, code, video, images or other materials of any type that you upload, submit or otherwise transmit to or through our Service.

The rights granted to You to use this Site and any Services on this Site under the TOU do not convey any additional rights in the Services, or in any associated Intellectual Property Rights. Subject only to limited rights to access and use the Services as expressly permitted herein, all rights, title and interest in and to Services and other components of or used to provide Services, including all related Intellectual Property Rights, will belong exclusively to Enterprise.  

Enterprise® (reg. no. 3818398), the House and Rays logo (reg. no. 1666089), Enterprise® with House and Rays logo (reg. no. 3818402), Enterprise Green Communities® logo (reg. no. 3969322), Make Room® (reg. no. 4870534), and Make Room Let's Bring Opportunity Home® (reg. no. 4870535), and Opportunity360 Powered By Enterprise Community Partners™ (registration pending), Enterprise product names, service names, graphics, logos, page headers, button icons, and scripts and other trademarks, service marks or trade dress (together “Marks”) indicated on the Site are our marks.

All other trademarks or service marks not owned by us that appear on this Site are the property of their respective owners, who may or may not be affiliated with, connected to, or sponsored by us.

You may not use our Marks in any manner that is likely to cause confusion among customers, or in any manner that disparages or discredits or in connection with any product or service that is not authorized by us.

Disclaimer of Warranties Limitations of Liability and Indemnification

This Site in no way should be construed as rendering any legal, accounting or any other project specific advice.

This Site is provided on an "as-is" and "as available" basis. We, our employees, officers, trustees, and agents and Third Party Content providers assume no responsibility for, and expressly disclaim any liability resulting from, the use of any material contained on this Site.

We make no representations or warranties of any kind, express or implied, with respect to the operation of this Site or the information, content, materials, or products included on these sites. The use of this Site is at your sole risk. To the full extent permissible by applicable law, we disclaim all warranties, express or implied, including, but not limited to, implied warranties of merchantability and fitness for a particular purpose. We do not warrant that this Site, its servers, or email sent from us are free of viruses or other harmful components. We will not be liable for any damages of any kind arising from the use of the Site, including, but not limited to direct, indirect, incidental, punitive, and consequential damages.

You will indemnify and hold us harmless from and against any loss of data or profit, cost, liability or damages, including attorneys’ fees, for which we become liable arising from or relating to any claim relating to your use of the Services or Your Information, including but not limited to any claim brought by a third party alleging that Your Information, or your use of the Services in breach of these TOU, infringes or misappropriates the rights of a third party or violates applicable law. 

Certain state laws do not allow limitations on implied warranties or the exclusion or limitation of certain damages. If these laws apply to you, some or all of the above disclaimers, exclusions, or limitations may not apply to you, and you might have additional rights.

Choice of Law; Forum Selection

This TOU and all the other applicable policies regarding the Site are governed by the laws of the State of Maryland, exclusive of its conflicts of law rules and federal law. You agree that any suit, action or proceeding instituted with respect to any actions resulting from the use of this Site will be brought in any state or federal court located in the State of Maryland and you consent to the personal jurisdiction of such courts. You irrevocably waive any objection to, and any right of immunity from, the jurisdiction of such courts or the execution of judgments resulting there from, on the grounds of venue or the convenience of the forum.


If any term in this TOU is held to be inconsistent with any present or future law, ruling, rule or regulation of any court or authority having jurisdiction over the subject matter of this TOU, such provision will be deemed to be rescinded or modified to the minimum extent necessary to comply with such law, ruling, rule or regulation, and the remainder of this TOU will not be affected thereby.


We reserve the right to modify the terms of this TOU at any time in its discretion. The terms of the TOU in effect at the time of your use will be the operative terms governing your use of this Site.

September, 2017