Out of 900 impressive proposals, six organizations received $2.5 million for their breakthrough ideas.
These six winning housing solutions encompass a breadth of innovation across rural homeownership, forest stewardship, equitable underwriting, community health, the sharing economy, and trauma-informed care.
Meet the Winners
cdcb | come dream. come build.
Scaling an environmentally sustainable, disaster-resilient modular homeownership innovation offering choice and agency to rural families across the Rio Grande Valley and beyond to empower more communities where poverty persists. cdcb | come dream. come build. has served South Texas since 1974.
Forest to Home
Re-engineering the affordable housing supply chain through cross-laminated timber – beautiful, highly modular building material that can create rural jobs and mitigate the dangers of climate change if harvested responsibly. Forterra is a Washington-based land trust that enhances, supports, and stewards the region’s most precious resources — its communities and its ecosystems.
Center for NYC Neighborhoods
Underwriting for Good
Expanding homeownership by dramatically increasing the amount of credit flowing to families of color with modest means through at-scale non-discriminatory lending and the creation of a new automated underwriting system. CNYCN promotes and protects affordable homeownership toward building strong, thriving communities.
Gulf Coast Housing Partnership
Health + Housing
Aligning incentives to show health care insurers the value of investing in affordable housing, while ensuring residents’ access to community-based health care. Created in the aftermath of Hurricanes Katrina and Rita, Gulf Coast Housing Partnership seeks to create vibrant, high-quality communities that are socially and economically integrated, affordable and sustainable.
Resident Services and Support
The Homecoming Project
Leveraging available living spaces to support people leaving prison and re-entering communities. Impact Justice is a national innovation and research center advancing new ideas and solutions for justice reform.
Preservation of Affordable Housing
Designing Trauma-Resilient Communities
Reimagining affordable housing design and services through the lens of trauma-informed care and its core principles: safety, trust, choice, collaboration and empowerment. Preservation of Affordable Housing (POAH) is a nonprofit developer, owner, and operator of affordable homes, working to help residents achieve their goals.