“This year’s Larson Awards finalists are excellent examples of leadership in addressing one of the most pressing issues faced by our communities – an issue that could undermine their ability to grow and thrive in the decades ahead.”
J. Ronald Terwilliger, Terwilliger Center Founder and Chairman
About the Award
The Robert C. Larson Housing Policy Leadership Awards, named in honor of a former ULI trustee and ULI Foundation chairman, recognize exemplary state and local policy efforts in support of affordable and workforce housing.
States and localities can undertake a broad range of policy and administrative initiatives to support housing affordability. These can take the form of regulatory or administrative changes such as higher densities and waivers of fees, or programs that provide grants or financing assistance.
The Robert C. Larson Awards recognize innovative state and local policy initiatives that support the creation and preservation of affordable and workforce housing, specifically housing affordable to households earning at or below 120 percent of area median income (AMI). Learn more about the previous winners and finalists.
2018 Award Finalists
- Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority’s Metro Affordable Transit Connected Housing Program
- New Jersey Housing and Mortgage Finance Agency’s Mixed-Income Reserve
- New York City Housing Development Corporation’s Mixed-Middle Income Program
- State of New York Mortgage Finance Agency’s Community Restoration Fund