1979: Rouse retires from the Rouse Co., where he made a name for himself with urban redevelopment projects such as Harborplace and Faneuil Hall Marketplace in Boston.
1982: Rouse and his wife, Patty, start the Enterprise Foundation. It is the precursor to Enterprise Community Partners Inc., which now employs more than 500 people across the U.S., including in Columbia, Washington and New York.
1985: Enterprise Homes Inc. is established as Enterprise's housing development arm.
1986: The low-income housing tax credit is passed by Congress. Enterprise lobbied for the credit's creation.
1995: Rouse is awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom by President Bill Clinton.
1999: Enterprise lobbies Congress to preserve the Community Reinvestment Act, which encourages banks to "help meet the credit needs of the communities in which they operate, including low- and moderate-income neighborhoods," according to the Federal Reserve.
2005: The Enterprise Foundation is renamed Enterprise Community Partners Inc.
2012: Enterprise merges its mortgage financing division with Bellwether Real Estate Capital to expand its mortgage product line and geographic reach.
Source: Enterprise Community Partners Inc.