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.”

Housing Opportunity 2015 | July 13-15 | Minneapolis

At the Housing Opportunity 2015: Better Places, Better Lives conference, you will gain the tools, knowledge, and connections for developing exceptional affordable homes that support broader opportunities for low-income families.

Plan to join ULI’s Terwilliger Center for Housing, Enterprise Community Partners, and a diverse group of colleagues from July 13 to 15 in Minneapolis, Minnesota, for a great educational program, outstanding networking, and new ideas to help your business, organization, and community. Visit the conference website.

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

We Can’t Always Get What We Want: New ULI Report, America in 2015, Finds Gap Between Desire for and Availability of Community Attributes Related to Livability

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Many Americans face significant community design-related barriers to living a healthy life, according to a new report, America…

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Key Housing Findings from the America in 2015 Survey

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Discover important housing-related highlights from ULI's survey of Americans' community preferences, including mobility, affordability and more.

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2014 Annual Report

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ULI has published its 2014 Annual Report in a digital-first format now available at annualreport.uli.org

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ULI and the John D. and Catherine T. Macarthur Foundation Launch How Housing Matters Online Portal


The Urban Land Institute (ULI), with the support of the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, has…

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Stockton Williams Joins ULI as Executive Director of the Terwilliger Center for Housing

Stockton Williams

Stockton Williams, a leading expert in housing and economic development, has joined the Urban Land Institute (ULI) as…

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Housing Awards Program Accepting Nominations for 2015


Each year, the ULI Terwilliger Center for Housing awards program highlights the efforts of leaders across the country…

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ULI Multifamily Product Councils Publish New Research about Micro Units

The Macro View on Micro Units report was published by the ULI Multifamily Product Councils (Blue, Bronze, Gold, & Silver flights) with funding from the ULI Foundation.

In fall 2013,the Urban Land Institute Multifamily Housing Councils were awarded a ULI Foundation research grant to evaluate…

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ULI Announces Winners of 2014 National Affordable and Workforce Housing Awards

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The Urban Land Institute (ULI) Terwilliger Center for Housing has announced the winners of this year’s housing awards,…

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2014 Jack Kemp Award Winners and Finalists


Each year, the ULI Terwilliger Center for Housing highlights the efforts of leaders across the country working to…

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Register by May 29 to Save on Housing Opportunity

Join the ULI Terwilliger Center for Housing and Enterprise Community Partners from July 13 to 15 in Minneapolis for Housing Opportunity 2015, where you will gain the tools, knowledge, and connections for developing affordable, high-quality, sustainable housing that supports broader opportunities for low-income families.

Save on registration by signing up by May 29. 

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