Monday, May 10, 2010

Call for Developer Entries: ULI Jack Kemp Housing Models of Excellence Awards

NHC member partner the Urban Land Institute’s (ULI) Terwilliger Center for Workforce Housing has announced a call for entries for the Jack Kemp Housing Models of Excellence Awards recognizing developers that are expanding housing opportunities for working families across America.

Specifically, in memory of their friend and colleague, members of the ULI Terwilliger Center National Advisory Board renamed the prestigious annual workforce housing awards in honor of former U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development Secretary Jack Kemp for his tireless efforts in helping ensure affordable housing for low- to moderate-income families.

“This award program highlights the growing need for housing that is affordable to people who are essential to the economic vitality, strength and well-being of our communities,” said J. Ronald Terwilliger, chairman and founder of the ULI Terwilliger Center.

The awards competition is open to all developers in the U.S. and developments will be 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; and
• The ability to replicate the development.

The entry deadline is June 4.

The Terwilliger Center’s National Advisory Board will serve as the jury for the awards. The winner will be honored during a ceremony in Washington, DC, in November. Winning entries will be showcased in Urban Land magazine.

For online entry forms, and complete eligibility information and requirements, please click here.

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