Terwilliger Center for Housing



The ULI Terwilliger Center for Housing engages in a multifaceted program of work that includes research, publications, convenings, awards, and technical assistance. Our mission is to facilitate creating and sustaining a full spectrum of housing opportunities—including affordable and workforce housing—in communities across the country.

Established in 2007 with a gift from longtime ULI member and former ULI chairman J. Ronald Terwilliger, the Center’s initial mission was to expand workforce housing opportunities for families earning 60 to 120 percent of the area median income. While the Center’s primary focus remains on housing affordability, with a particular emphasis on workforce housing policies and projects, our mission has expanded in 2011 to include a broader range of housing issues.

This expanded focus will help to integrate ULI’s many housing efforts into a coherent program of work that furthers the development of mixed-income, mixed-use communities and a full spectrum of housing affordable to all, a critical aspect of ULI’s core mission of the “responsible use of land.”

Terwilliger Center Updates

Private Equity Is New(ish) Player in Affordable and Workforce Housing Finance

Woman with two kids

The rush to invest in multifamily properties has led to positive outcomes for financing and preserving affordable housing.…

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Doing Well by Doing Good: Innovative Financing Vehicles Preserving Workforce and Affordable Housing

Preserving Multifamily Workforce and Affordable Housing

Discover investment opportunities in the preservation of workforce and affordable housing.

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New ULI Report Looks at Innovative Financing Efforts Aimed at Preserving Workforce and Affordable Housing


The shrinking supply of workforce and affordable rental housing in cities across the U.S. has sparked innovative financing…

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Colorado in 2015

Colorado in 2015

Colorado in 2015 analyzes the housing, transportation, and community preferences of residents in the state.

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ULI Announces Winners of the 2015 Jack Kemp Excellence In Affordable And Workforce Housing Award and 2015 Robert C. Larson Housing Policy Leadership Award

Charlesview Residences and Town Homes at Brighton Mills, Brighton, Massachusetts

The Urban Land Institute (ULI) Terwilliger Center for Housing has announced the winners of the annual ULI Housing…

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New ULI Report, Bay Area In 2015, Suggests Bay Area at Risk of Losing Millennials Due to High Housing Costs, Quality of Life Concerns

BayArea Cover

A new report from the Urban Land Institute, Bay Area in 2015, suggests that the San Francisco metropolitan…

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Bay Area in 2015

Bay Area in 2015

Bay Area in 2015 analyzes the housing, transportation, and community preferences of residents in the Greater Bay Area.

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ULI to Use National Survey to Help Local Leaders Better Understand Resident Preferences, Build Better Communities with $75,000 from Knight Foundation


The Urban Land Institute (ULI), a global research and education institute dedicated to leadership in land use, is…

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Resources Available - Housing Opportunity 2015: Better Places, Better Lives

ULI’s Terwilliger Center for Housing and Enterprise Community Partners hosted colleagues from across the country to explore critical…

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How Housing Matters

Your source to explore the links between housing and better education, healthier lives, and robust economic opportunities.


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