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.”

Just Released: America in 2015

In 2013, ULI published a national survey of Americans’ preferences and priorities regarding their communities, housing, and transportation. America in 2013 found that Americans were mostly satisfied with the quality of life in their communities and uncovered a strong desire for compact and mixed-use communities.

America in 2015 expands upon the 2013 survey approach with new questions exploring priorities for and barriers around healthy communities and lifestyles. Read the America in 2015 report.

Terwilliger Center Updates

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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ULI Announces Finalists in the 2015 Jack Kemp Excellence in Affordable and Workforce Housing Award Competition

Warehouse Artist Lofts, Sacramento, California

WASHINGTON (June 24, 2015)—Today the Urban Land Institute (ULI) Terwilliger Center for Housing announced the finalists of this…

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Jack Kemp Excellence in Affordable and Workforce Housing Award Finalist: BASE Capitol Hill

BASE Capitol Hill, Seattle, Washington

BASE Capitol Hill is a 32 unit micro-apartment building with ground floor commercial space in Seattle’s well-known Capitol…

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Jack Kemp Excellence in Affordable and Workforce Housing Award Finalist: Chambers Lofts

Chambers Lofts, Trenton, New Jersey

Chambers Lofts is an adaptive reuse project in Trenton, New Jersey which leveraged an existing industrial building, the…

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Jack Kemp Excellence in Affordable and Workforce Housing Award Finalist: Charlesview Residences and Town Homes at Brighton Mills

Charlesview Residences, Boston, Massachusetts

Charlesview Residences and Town Homes at Brighton Mills is a 28-building, five city-block development that includes 260 units…

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Jack Kemp Excellence in Affordable and Workforce Housing Award Finalist: Warehouse Artist Lofts

Warehouse Artist Lofts, Sacramento, California. Photo Credit: Nicholas Wray

Warehouse Artist Lofts is a mixed-income, mixed-use community in Sacramento, California, focused on the special needs of artists.…

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Jack Kemp Excellence in Affordable and Workforce Housing Awards Finalist: 1400 Mission Street

1400 Mission Street exterior

1400 Mission Street is a 190-unit family-oriented housing development providing middle-income homeownership opportunities in central San Francisco, strategically…

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Robert C. Larson Awards Finalists: Connecticut Housing Finance Authority

Small Multifamily Property in New Britain, Connecticut. Photo Credit: CT Main Street Center

The Connecticut Housing Finance Authority’s Small Multifamily Rental Development Strategy seeks to increase the amount of affordable housing…

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