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HUD Case Competition (Deadline to register Dec. 12)

Transforming our Communities

The need for quality, affordable housing has never been greater. At its best, housing can help strengthen the social and physical fabric of communities and neighborhoods. It is the hope of HUD and PD&R that by initiating and funding this competition, a new generation will advance the design and production of livable and sustainable housing for low- and moderate-income people through research and innovation.


Making it Actionable

The IAH competition has been designed to replicate a real-life approach. Multi-disciplinary teams comprised of graduate students in architecture, planning and policy, finance and other areas will be asked to address social, economic, and environmental issues in responding to a specific housing problem developed by an actual public housing agency (PHA).

Read more about the team requirements.


Information for PHAs

PD&R will work with a PHA that owns and operates a site designated for the affordable housing design issue. PD&R will work with the PHA to develop the necessary project briefing materials, including a comprehensive problem statement; background information on the project; community information; and relevant existing design proposals. Read More.



Registration will begin on October 3, 2016; sign up to receive competition updates.

<p><strong style="font-size:14px; color: #4A4A4A; font-family:Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-weight: bold ">Registration:</strong><br> <p style="color:#2f2b29">Registration will begin on October 1, 2015; <a href="updates.html">sign up to receive competition updates</a>.</p> 

2017 Competition Calendar


Registration Open


Registration Deadline


Phase I Begins


Phase I Submittal Deadline


Final Four Teams Announced


Site Visit for Finalists

TBD March 2017

Phase II Submittal Deadline


Final Presentations and Winners Announced in DC