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

About the Award

ULI’s Jack Kemp Excellence in Affordable and Workforce Housing Awards, established in 2008 and named in memory of Jack Kemp, former secretary of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, recognize exemplary developments that demonstrate creativity in expanding housing opportunities for America’s working families.

The Jack Kemp Awards honor developments that meet affordable and workforce housing needs and help to create mixed-income communities of opportunity. The award focuses on developments that serve households earning up to 120 percent of area median income (AMI). 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: