Nominations for Ivory Innovations’ 2024 Ivory Prize for Housing Affordability are now open.
The prize seeks to elevate ambitious, feasible and scalable solutions to the challenges facing the U.S. housing industry, with the goal of making housing both affordable and accessible for all Americans. The prize awards $300,000 in grants to winners in three areas of focus: Construction & Design, Policy & Regulatory Reform, and Finance.
Ivory Prize winners are selected via a four-phase judging process, which spans from January to May. Final selections are made by the Ivory Innovations advisory board, comprising housing experts from academia, government and the private sector.
“Each year, the Ivory Prize sees hundreds of innovative solutions to the many challenges that our industry faces in making housing more affordable,” said Kent Colton, Ivory Innovations advisory board chair, in a press release. “The strength of our advisory board and the breadth of the Ivory Innovations network are a huge part of why the Ivory Prize has been so successful over the past five years.”
Any organization or entity — including entrepreneurs, startups, public entities and nonprofits — is encouraged to submit a nomination at ivoryinnovations.org. Third-party nominations are also welcome. Nominations will close on Dec. 31, 2023.