Jack Kemp Excellence in Affordable and Workforce Housing Awards

“These are the types of real estate projects that are often the hardest to pull together, but at the same time, the most inspiring to complete.”

J. Ronald Terwilliger, Terwilliger Center Founder and Chairman

ULI’s Jack Kemp Excellence in Affordable and Workforce Housing Awards recognize exemplary developments that demonstrate creativity in expanding housing opportunities.

Established in 2008 and named in memory of Jack Kemp, former secretary of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, the award honors developments that meet affordable and workforce housing needs and help to create mixed-income communities. Learn more about the previous winners and finalists.

2019 Winners

The 2019 Jack Kemp Excellence in Affordable Housing award winners are:

The Jury also recognized the The Chicon with this year’s Chairman’s Award, a special recognition bestowed for this small mixed-income, mixed-use project that took exceptional grit to get done. The Chicon is one block from what was once the worst open-air drug market in Austin, Texas. It is a grassroots development spearheaded by local residents who were determined to change the character of their neighborhood. The 2019 Jack Kemp Excellence in Affordable Housing award finalists were:

2020 APPLICATION WINDOW NOW CLOSED

Thank you to our 2020 applicants! Finalists will be announced in May. Site visits and follow-up phone calls with the awards jury will be conducted over the summer and winners will be announced this Fall. We will update you soon.

For interested applicants, the 2021 application window will open in the Fall.

For more information or questions about the awards, please email: Terwilliger.Award@uli.org.