Robert C. Larson Housing Policy Leadership Awards


"Larson Awards showcase innovative ways the public sector is addressing the growing affordable housing crisis."

Ali Solis, Enterprise Community Partners, ULI Terwilliger Center national advisory board member

About the Award

The Robert C. Larson Housing Policy Leadership Awards, named in honor of a former ULI trustee and ULI Foundation chairman, recognize exemplary state and local policy efforts in support of affordable and workforce housing.

States and localities can undertake a broad range of policy and administrative initiatives to support housing affordability. These can take the form of regulatory or administrative changes such as higher densities and waivers of fees, or programs that provide grants or financing assistance.

The Robert C. Larson Awards recognize innovative state and local policy initiatives that support the creation and preservation of affordable and workforce housing, specifically housing affordable to households earning at or below 120 percent of area median income (AMI).

2015 Larson Awards Winners

The Connecticut Housing Finance Authority’s Small Multifamily Rental Development Strategy and the Palm Beach County Workforce Housing Program were selected as recipients of the Robert C. Larson Workforce Housing Policy Award.

Award Applications

No further applications are being accepted for 2016. Prior to the announcement of finalists, interested parties 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 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