Your Workforce Housing Efforts Deserve an Award
Housing America’s working families is one of the most serious challenges facing our nation today. Millions of working families find it almost impossible to purchase or rent a decent home in or near the communities where they work, and many are forced to look for housing 50 miles or more from their jobs. Unfortunately, in many markets the gap between those who can afford to buy a home and those who can’t is widening rapidly.
In response to this challenge, dedicated builders across the country are working hard to devise innovative solutions and build products that make homeownership affordable for nurses, police officers, schoolteachers, retail workers and other moderate-income families.
To recognize outstanding examples of workforce housing communities and encourage builders, developers and others in the housing industry to incorporate innovative solutions into their own projects, NAHB has created the Innovation in Workforce Housing Awards (IWHA).
These awards are open to builders, architects, designers, developers and land planners, and judging criteria will include exterior design, interior architecture, sales success, construction quality/cost efficiency, successful management of any impediments such as regulatory and/or financial challenges, and the level of cooperation among various stakeholders.