Winners and Finalists

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

The Jack Kemp Awards honor developments that ensure housing affordability for a range of incomes, particularly for households earning below 120 percent of area median income (AMI), or mixed-income developments that serve households below 60 percent of AMI. Before 2014, only developments serving those earning 60–120 percent of AMI were eligible. See the pages below for information on previous winners and finalists.

2018 Award Winners

The Jury also recognized the Aspen Skiing Company Workforce Housing with a Chairman’s Award, a special recognition bestowed this year for a creative project designed specifically to address the critical shortage of affordable housing for resort workers in Aspen, Colorado.

2018 Finalists


2017 Winners

2017 Finalists

The finalists of the awards were A-Mill Artist Lofts in Minneapolis, Minnesota; Casitas de Colores in Albuquerque, New Mexico; Perris Station Senior Apartment Homes in Perris, California; and Veo in Carson, California.


2016 Winner

South Quarter IV is the fourth and final phase of the redevelopment of an intersection in the Venture Village neighborhood of Minneapolis. The development includes The Rose, a 90-unit mixed-income building inspired by the Living Building Challenge, and the preservation of Pine Cliff, a 30-unit adjacent apartment building. Twelve units are reserved as supportive housing for homeless individuals and families. 68 units of affordable housing serve a range of income groups. Learn more.

2016 Finalists

The 2016 Jack Kemp Excellence in Affordable and Workforce Housing Awards finalists were:


2015 Winner

The 2015 Jack Kemp Excellence in Affordable and Workforce Housing Awards winner was Charlesview Residences and Town Homes at Brighton Mills in Brighton, Massachusetts. Home to 260 Boston families of all incomes, the 28-building, five-city-block development includes 25,000 square feet of vibrant commercial and community space, along with rental apartments and for-sale middle-income townhomes.

The 2015 Finalists can be found here.

Previous Jack Kemp Workforce Housing Models of Excellence Award Winners and Finalists

2017 Finalists for the Terwilliger Housing Awards

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