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Call for Applications to the Local Housing Solutions Institute

The NYU Furman Center and Abt Associates are pleased to announce the first-ever Local Housing Solutions Institute (the Institute) and invite applications from interested cities or counties. The Institute is a five-day working retreat to help cities and counties refine and strengthen their housing strategies to better meet their affordability and other housing challenges. The Institute is funded by a grant from the Arthur M. Blank Family Foundation and will be held September 16-20 at West Creek Ranch in Montana.

Four-to-six cities or counties will be selected to attend the Institute through a competitive process. Delegations of three-to-six senior officials from each selected locality will travel to the West Creek Ranch in Montana to share their knowledge and experience, learn from and get feedback on their housing strategies from officials in other participating cities and Local Housing Solutions faculty, and build lasting relationships that lay the groundwork for future collaboration and continued learning.

Read a one-pager about the Local Housing Solutions Institute.

Read the Call for Applications.

Download a sample Letter of Commitment.

Apply for the Local Housing Solutions Institute.

An online Q&A session will be held on Thursday, April 11, 2019 at 4 p.m. ET. Click here to sign up.

Application deadline: May 3, 2019


About Local Housing Solutions

Local Housing Solutions is a joint venture of the NYU Furman Center and Abt Associates to provide resources to help cities, towns, and counties develop comprehensive and balanced local housing strategies that enhance affordability, protect low-income residents from displacement, and foster inclusive neighborhoods.


About the Arthur M. Blank Family Foundation

Formed in 1995, The Arthur M. Blank Family Foundation promotes innovative solutions to transform the lives of youth and their families, seeking results that move communities beyond what seems possible today. The Foundation invests in education, parks and greenspace, youth development, community redevelopment, and the arts, and leads giving programs for each of the Blank Family of Businesses, including the Atlanta Falcons, Atlanta United, Mercedes-Benz Stadium, PGA TOUR Superstore, Mountain Sky Guest Ranch, and West Creek Ranch. Learn more about the Arthur M. Blank Family Foundation.

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