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HUD Innovation in Affordable Housing Student Design & Planning Competition
This guide highlights Kresge databases and relevant web sites for those participating in the Real Estate Case Competition: Innovation in Affordable Housing Student Design and Planning Competition sponsored by the US Department of Housing and Urban Development, Office of Policy Development and Research (PD&R). The competition invites teams of graduate students from multiple disciplines to submit plans in response to a real life affordable housing design issue.
It includes information about researching the real estate industry and affordable housing. The deadline for teams to register is Monday, October 24, 2022. Phase I proposals are due Monday, January 23, 2023 at noon eastern daylight time. Phase II proposals are due Mid-April 2023.
Information about the Competition can be found here: https://www.huduser.gov/portal/challenge/home.html
2023 HUD Innovation Competition Guidelines
This site highlights the Competition Guidelines, Design Criteria, and background information for the property at 420-430 West North Avenue, Chicago IL. It also includes a MS Excel Pro Forma Template to assist with tracking budget items.
HUD Innovation in Affordable Housing - Registration Info
Registration for the 2023 IAH Competition opens for students on September 19, 2022.
HUD Innovation in Affordable Housing - About the Competition
HUD PD&R invites teams from accredited educational institutions in the United States to participate in its Innovation in Affordable Housing Student Design and Planning Competition. Teams must be comprised of students enrolled in a graduate degree program.
HUD Office of Policy Development and Research (PD&R)
HUD PD&R hosts research, publications, and datasets in housing, community development, and more.
Calculating Floor Area Ratio (FAR)
The Metropolitan Council's Local Planning Handbook defines Floor Area Ratio (FAR), how to calculate FAR, and its role in planning.
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