The goal of the Terwilliger Center for Housing is to advance best practices in residential development and public policy, and to support ULI members and local communities in creating and sustaining a full spectrum of housing opportunities, particularly for low- and moderate-income households.
Established in 2007 with a gift from longtime member and former ULI chairman, J. Ronald Terwilliger, the Center integrates ULI’s wide-ranging housing activities into a program of work with three objectives: to catalyze the production of housing; provide thought leadership on the housing industry; and inspire a broader commitment to housing.
The Terwilliger Center for Housing is home to important initiatives such as:
- Attainable Housing for All Campaign – This new initiative leverages ULI’s technical assistance panels and other forums to directly engage with local communities, bringing expertise to solve unique affordability challenges and expand the production and preservation of attainable housing.
- National Housing Exchange – As part of the Attainable Housing for All Campaign, the National Housing Exchange brings together ULI’s most engaged members working with their local District Councils to address local housing needs. It is a space for peer-to-peer learning with enhanced support from the Terwilliger Center.
- The Annual Housing Awards – These awards recognize and elevate innovative affordable and mixed-income developments and policies that enable state and local governments to incentivize the production or preservation of affordable housing.
- Homeless to Housed (H2H) – Launched in 2022 and the Terwilliger Center’s newest initiative, H2H works to explore real estate solutions to the growing humanitarian and economic crisis impacting communities everywhere. Core elements of this work include conducting research, promoting cross-sector collaboration, providing local technical assistance through ULI’s network of district councils, and sharing knowledge and expertise for addressing housing challenges for individuals and families experiencing homelessness.