Robert C. Larson Housing Policy Leadership Awards


"Larson Awards show innovative approaches to how the public sector is addressing the growing affordable housing crises in cities."

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

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 programs, policies, and practices that support the production, rehabilitation, or preservation 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 provide ongoing and sustainable support for affordable and workforce housing, specifically policies that support the creation and preservation of housing affordable to households earning at or below 120 percent of area median income (AMI).

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

The 2015 submissions period is closed. Finalists will be announced in May/June, and winners during the ULI Fall Meeting in October.

2015 Schedule

Applications open: November 17, 2014
Submissions deadline: March 16, 2015
Finalists announced: May/June 2015

Winners announced: Fall Meeting in San Francisco, October 6–9, 2015

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