Forty-two semi-finalists participated in Round 2 of the Housing Affordability Breakthrough Challenge. Each had the opportunity to share more details about their implementation-ready innovation through a brief video interview and second, more in-depth application.
We thank all the teams who have competed thus far. And we celebrate your drive, leadership, and commitment to housing affordability solutions.
Here are the 16 finalists and their innovations across the three focus areas advancing to Round 3 and the final pitch competition. Congratulations, finalists!
“Investments in ADUs for Accelerated Affordable Housing Production”
“Generate: A Digital Platform to Accelerate the Deployment of Mass Timber Affordable Housing”
Hydronic Shell Technologies
Ill., Mass., N.J., N.Y., Pa.
“Thinking Outside the Box for More Sustainable and Healthy Affordable Housing”
Md., Pa., Va., Washington, D.C.
“Accelerating ADUs for Affordable Housing”
Grounded Solutions Network
Fla., Ga., N.C., Texas
“Homes for the Future Fund”
Hope Enterprise Corporation
“Securing Homeownership through Expiring LIHTC Developments”
Richmond Neighborhood Housing Services
“Restoring Neighborhoods in the East Bay”
St. Bernard Project
"Recovery Acceleration Fund"
National (Calif., Colo., Kan., Md., Mass., Mo., Mont., N.C., Utah)
Access and Resident Support
“Build Up Birmingham and Beyond”
“Connective Disaster Hub: The Disaster Recovery System Built for Our Climate Futures”
Mass., Ohio, Texas
“The Renew Collaborative”
National (Ala., Calif., Colo., Conn., Ill., Md., Mass.)
“Advancing Disability-Forward, Accessible, and Inclusive Housing Innovations”
National Zoning Atlas
“National Zoning Atlas”
Tlingit Haida Regional Housing Authority
“Success Starts With Me Home Ownership Program”