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

New ULI Report, Housing in America: Integrating Housing, Health, and Resilience, Looks at the Link Between Strengthening Community Resilience and Building Healthy Places


A new report from the Urban Land Institute, Housing in America: Integrating Housing, Health, and Resilience in a…

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10 Principles for a New Era of Multifamily Rental Housing

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On January 16, 2014, ULI’s Terwilliger Center for Housing, in partnership with the American Planning Association and the…

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Housing in America: Integrating Housing, Health, and Resilience in a Changing Environment

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Extreme weather events are becoming more frequent and causing more damage in cities across the United States, which…

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Residential Futures II: Thought-Provoking Ideas on What's Next for Multigenerational Housing and Intergenerational Communities


In the spring of 2013, the leadership of two ULI product councils - the Senior Housing Council and…

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Key Takeaways from Housing Opportunity 2014

Breakfast of Housing Champions roundtable breakfast at the Housing Opportunity 2014.

Increasingly, health and wellness resonates with both residents and communities. Housing leaders discussed this topic and shared best…

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Webinar Archive: The Role of Intergenerationalism in Community Development

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Join the ULI Terwilliger Center for Housing for an engaging discussion with the foremost thought leaders on intergenerational…

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Resources Available - Housing Opportunity 2014: Healthy Housing, Healthy Places


ULI’s Terwilliger Center for Housing hosted colleagues from across the country to explore the critical intersection between housing…

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Webinar Archive: In the Mix – Getting Residential Development in Mixed Use Communities Right

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Join the ULI Terwilliger Center for Housing on April 23 from 3:00 - 4:30 p.m. ET for an…

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Housing Opportunity 2014 is Live in Denver!


The ULI Terwilliger Center’s annual conference is underway in Denver, Colorado! We’ll be sharing live updates May 14-16…

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Housing Opportunity 2014: Resources Now Available

Did you miss Housing Opportunity 2014: Healthy Housing, Healthy Places?

Good news! Resources are now available, including select general session videos, presentations, and more.

2014 Housing Awards Finalists

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  • Terwilliger Center: RT @mayahousing: Tomorrow at 9am is the big reveal: @ULIhousing Kemp & Larson award winners. What were the year's best affordable & workfor… 5 hours ago

  • Terwilliger Center: RT @mayahousing: "Our housing stock is not prepared for our aging population, physically and locationally" #ULINYC 16 hours ago

  • Terwilliger Center: RT @mkmwinters: Emerging trends @UrbanLandInst #housing steps off roller coaster and 18-hour city comes of age #ULINYC 16 hours ago

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