ULI Terwilliger Center Announces Call for Entries: Jack Kemp Workforce Housing Models of Excellence Awards and Robert C. Larson Workforce Housing Public Policy Awards

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The Urban Land Institute (ULI) Terwilliger Center for Housing has announced the 2013 cycle call for applications for both its Jack Kemp Workforce Housing Model of Excellence Awards and Robert C. Larson Workforce Housing Public Policy Awards programs.

Both awards, which recognize exemplary achievements in workforce housing by the development community and public policy makers, are open to all developers and public programs in the United States. The application for submission is due Friday, May 10, 2013 and can be accessed online at www.uli.org/terwilligeraward. The ULI Terwilliger Center’s National Advisory Board will serve as the jury for the Awards and winners will be announced at the ULI Fall Meeting in Chicago in November 2013.

The Jack Kemp Workforce Housing Model of Excellence Awards  - founded in 2008 and named in memory of former U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development Secretary and ULI Terwilliger Center national advisory board Jack Kemp - recognizes and honors developers demonstrating leadership and creativity in providing expanded housing opportunities for America’s working families.

Jack Kemp Workforce Housing Model of Excellence Awards submissions are selected based on the following criteria:

  • Affordability
  • Proximity to centers of employment and transportation hubs
  • Quality of the design and site planning
  • Involvement of public and private partnerships
  • Use of regulatory reform to reduce costs
  • Energy efficiency
  • Sustainable green construction and land development
  • Innovative building technologies and systems
  • Replicability of the development

The Robert C. Larson Workforce Housing Public Policy Awards program - created in 2011 to honor the legacy of the late Robert C. Larson, former ULI Foundation Chairman, ULI Terwilliger Center board member, and longtime ULI trustee - recognizes exemplary state and local programs policies and practices that support the production, rehabilitation or preservation of workforce housing.

Applicants for the Robert C. Larson Workforce Housing Public Policy Awards are judged on the following criteria:

  • Impact on the supply of workforce housing
  • Comprehensiveness of the tools and programs employed by the state and/or locality
  • Use of innovative strategies and tools by the state or locality
  • Involvement of public/private partnerships
  • Ability to leverage private and nonprofit funds
  • Quality of the housing resulting from these efforts
  • Extent to which the workforce is located near major centers of employment and/or transportation hubs.
  • Extent to which the efforts of the jurisdiction are worthy of replication

Online entry forms and complete information on eligibility and requirements are available at www.uli.org/terwilligeraward

About the ULI Terwilliger Center for Housing

The ULI Terwilliger Center for Housing was established in 2007 with a $5 million endowment to ULI from former ULI Chairman J. Ronald Terwilliger, chairman emeritus of Trammell Crow Residential and chairman of the ULI Terwillliger Center. The mission of the Center is to expand housing opportunity by leveraging the private sector and other partners to create and sustain mixed-income, mixed-use urban and suburban neighborhoods that incorporate a full spectrum of housing choices including workforce housing.

About the Urban Land Institute

The Urban Land Institute (www.uli.org) is a global nonprofit education and research institute supported by its members. Its mission is to provide leadership in the responsible use of land and in sustaining and creating thriving communities worldwide. Established in 1936, the Institute has nearly 30,000 members representing all aspects of land use and development disciplines.

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