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Challenge Program

The Challenge Program is authorized by American COMPETES Reauthorization Act. In short, it allows HUD to offer a cash prize to participants in a competition to solve a particular problem. This is often called “Citizen Science”.

HUD’s program intends to expand finding solutions to housing specific problems to a larger audience looking beyond the traditional experts. Working with other federal partners and developing internal challenges, we will bring new ideas to managers within the housing and building industry to improve processes, introduce different approaches and ultimately serve our citizens better.

This program and process is under development.