Wednesday, June 21, 2006

The Donald Terner Prize for innovation and leadership in affordable housing

The I. Donald Terner Prize recognizes successful and innovative affordable housing projects and their leadership teams.
First Prize Award $25,000 Five Finalists Awards $5,000

An application may be submitted by anyone involved in the planning, development or operation of a project, but must include the approval of the original project sponsor, developer, and architect. Eligible projects must be located in the United States, and have been in operation for a sufficient amount of time to demonstrate success.

Applications are due on September 18, 2006

Applicants must me judged according to the following primary criteria:
  1. Design and construction quiality (e.g. sustainability, durability),
  2. Number of affordable housing units produced,
  3. Income-levels and social needs served by the projects,
  4. Positive impact on the lives of residents and the community, and,
  5. Innovation (e.g. creative financing techniques, partnership arrangements, use of density to increase project impact and affrodability, mix of income levels0.

Applicants must complete an application package which includes a cover sheet and supporting materials. Applications are available online at

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