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Mixer for the HUD IAH Affordable Housing Competition

Mixer for the HUD IAH Affordable Housing Competition

Many of you are considering participating in the ULI Hines competition.  We have another exciting student planning & design competition coming up at about the same time, the HUD IAH (Innovation in Affordable Housing) competition. The HUD IAH competition is similar to Hines in many ways, but gives students more time to work on an affordable housing problem. If you are interested in participating this competition, we invite you to a mixer event on Nov.21 (Monday) from 6 to 7pm in Room 1227, Art &Architecture Building. You will hear from students and faculty who have participated in the past and meet fellow students for team building.

Below is the information about the competition:

HUD’s Office of Policy Development & Research (PD&R) presents the 2017 Innovation in Affordable Housing Student Design and Planning Competition. The competition invites teams of students pursuing graduate degrees in planning, public policy, architecture, real estate finance or development, and business to participate. The unique focus of the competition is that winning solutions will demonstrate the interdisciplinary teams’ understanding of community, population served, housing affordability, and the development process, including design and finance.

PD&R is partnering with a public housing authority (PHA) that has provided a real-world situation for the competition. This year’s planning and design competition problem is to redevelop an existing public housing project in an urban environment, with a focus on family housing. Please see the attached document for the guideline on this competition. Please note that each team must have at least three U.S. citizens or permanent residents.   

For more details, see https://www.huduser.gov/portal/challenge/home.html

Team Registration Deadline: 12/12/2016
Phase I Begins: 12/13/2016
Phase I Submittal Deadline: 2/06/2017

Winner of First Place will receive $20,000, while the Runner-up will receive $10,000.