District Council Partnership and Funding Opportunity
The Terwilliger Center will partner with District Councils within the US and Canada to distribute grants for local assistance that focus on delivering and/or maintaining housing units attainable to current and future residents. Proposals should center on plans, strategies, and models to overcome barriers to housing production. This can take any of the following formats:
– Advisory Services Panels (ASPs) – Housing Research
– Technical Assistance Panels (TAPs) – Roundtable Sessions
– Project Analysis Sessions (PASs) – Workshop Sessions
– Public-Private Sector collaboration sessions – Other types of events
- Grant Funding (see below)
- Planning support
- Event execution and staffing
- Post-panel support
- Projects will be selected for their replicability and for their impact on attainable housing production.
- Funding options depend on the type of engagement proposed.
- A local sponsor contribution is required but need not be a 1:1 match.
- Contributions must consider the total budget, project scope, type of engagement, level, and length of Terwilliger Center involvement.
- Proposals will be accepted twice a year: on October 17th for panels taking place from January to June and on April 16th for panels taking place from July to December.
District Council Commitment
- Where one does not already exist, selected District Councils agree to form a local committee, council, task force, etc., comprised of members of their staff and their local leaders engaging in housing development.
- Selected District Council proposals will be invited to join the Terwilliger Center Housing Exchange.
- The Exchange meets every other month on a Tuesday at 2 pm EST on the second or third week of the month.
- The one-hour meetings focus on identifying key issues, sharing best practices, and providing project feedback. It is meant as an opportunity for peer-to-peer learning.