Awards to Recognize Innovation in Workforce Housing
Entries are now being accepted for the Innovation in Workforce Housing Awards, which recognize outstanding efforts to provide decent and affordable homes for nurses, police officers, school teachers, retail workers and others in the communities in which they work.
The competition is open to builders, designers, developers and land planners nationwide for communities that were completed or in which the first model opened or the first unit was occupied between Jan. 1, 2002 and Oct. 29, 2004.
Among the criteria considered by the judges are:
- Exterior design
- Interior architecture
- Sales success
- Construction quality and cost-efficiency
- Successful management of any impediments, such as site-related, regulatory and financial challenges
- The level of cooperation among various stakeholders, including the builder, developer, local and state government and area residents.