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  • Team registration for the 2022 Innovation in Affordable Housing Student Design and Planning Competition opens at September 13, 2021 and closes on October 25, 2021 at noon Eastern Time.


  • Need help finding a team? Need additional team members? You can find potential team members using the Team Finder Forum!


  • NEW for 2022! Top 10 Phase I submissions will be recognized with honorable mentions. As in previous years, the top four submissions will move on to Phase II, but for the first time in the competition’s history the rest of the top 10 submissions will be recognized by HUD with honorable mentions on the IAH website and at the competition’s final event.


  • Making a Real-World Impact: The Housing Authority of the City of Santa Barbara, the partnering PHA for the 2016 IAH Competition, recently issued a request for proposals (RFP) for general design concepts and architectural/engineering services for the redevelopment of an existing affordable housing apartment complex owned by the Housing Authority.

    As part of the RFP, the Housing Authority provided case studies from the competition’s winning team and runner-up team as background information for bidders, calling the student team designs “very creative,” and “very interesting.”

    See the case studies provided in the RFP here and here.