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A finalist speaks at the 2014 IAH awards ceremony. Photo: Department of Housing and Urban Development

2019 Innovation in Affordable Housing Final Four and Awards Presentation Scheduled

Mar 30, 2019


The Office of Policy Development and Research is pleased to announce the 6th annual Innovation in Affordable Housing Student Design and Planning Competition (IAH) final presentations and jury selection.

This year, multidisciplinary teams of graduate students in architecture, planning and policy, finance, and other areas are designing a new mixed-use development for low- and moderate-income residents situated along the San Antonio Riverwalk.

Teams are asked to address the social, economic, environmental, design, and construction issues in their projects. The IAH competition strives to spur research and innovation in affordable housing, increase practitioner and future practitioner capacity, and support collaboration between design and community development. Previous IAH winners and their projects can be viewed here.

The four teams will present their final projects to a jury of practitioners and a live audience at HUD headquarters in Washington, DC. The jury will deliberate before announcing the competition winner and runner up at the conclusion of the event.

The finalist teams represent the following universities:

  • Virginia Tech
  • University of Maryland
  • University of California, Berkeley
  • Yale University

Additional Information:


Wednesday, April 17, 2019

1:00-4:30 PM EDT


HUD Headquarters

451 7th Street SW

Washington, DC 20410

The event will also be available via live webcast. More information on the webcast will follow.

Additional information about the event, including registration information, is available here.

We hope you can join us in viewing this exciting event. If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact the HUD User Help Desk at  or 1-800-245-2691.


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