Nominate Communities That Promote Workforce Housing
The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) is seeking nominations from states and local communities for the second annual Robert L. Woodson, Jr. Award program that recognizes local communities for promoting affordable housing to working families.
The awards honor communities that successfully have reduced excessive or unnecessary regulatory barriers that discouraged the building of affordable workforce housing. Entries are due by March 15.
Fourteen communities were honored last year, the first year of the award program.
For an Application
To download a copy of an application (in PDF format), visit HUD’s Web site.
The Robert L. Woodson Jr. Award is named for HUD's late chief of staff, who, as a project director and spokesperson for the National Center for Neighborhood Enterprise, worked to help low-income persons achieve economic self-sufficiency.
In 2003, HUD made barrier reduction a top priority and created the Affordable Communities Initiative in order to review its own regulations and identify those that effectively discourage the production of affordable housing. For information about the initiative, click here.
For information about HUD and its programs, visit www.hud.gov, or in Spanish, espanol.hud.gov.