Jack Kemp Excellence in Affordable and Workforce Housing Awards

"The Jack Kemp Award recipients serve as models for developers seeking ideas on how to bring both private capital and expertise together with public resources to improve communities and increase housing opportunities."

Michelle Winters, ULI senior visiting fellow for housing

ULI’s Jack Kemp Excellence in Affordable and Workforce Housing Awards, established in 2008 and named in memory of Jack Kemp, former secretary of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, recognize exemplary developments that demonstrate creativity in expanding housing opportunities for America’s working families.

The Jack Kemp Awards honor developments that ensure housing affordability for a range of incomes, particularly for households earning below 120 percent of area median income (AMI), or mixed-income developments that serve households below 60 percent of AMI.

2015 Winner

Charlesview Residences and Town Homes at Brighton Mills in Brighton, Massachusetts, was selected as the recipient of the Jack Kemp Excellence in Affordable and Workforce Housing Award. Home to 260 Boston families of all incomes, the 28-building, five-city-block development includes 25,000 square feet of vibrant commercial and community space, along with rental apartments and for-sale middle-income townhomes.

The 2015 finalists were:

Potential applicants can review the eligibility and criteria for the award and learn more about the previous winners and finalists.

2016 Schedule

Applications open:
December 1, 2015

Submissions early-bird deadline:
January 22, 2016

Submissions final deadline:
February 22, 2016

Finalists announced:
May 2016

Site visits by jury representatives:
May–August 2016

Winners announced/award ceremony:
Fall Meeting in Dallas, Texas, October 25–28, 2016

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2015 Finalists

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