One of the goals of the Terner Housing Lab has always been to showcase the amazing companies that we work with in order to inspire people across the country and spur collaboration. In the past three years, we’ve made a lot of videos and done a lot of virtual events towards this goal. But it was this year, in the wake of a global pandemic that has disproportionately hurt lower income and Black renters, that we were able to highlight the innovative housing work being done by our six cohort companies in-person, at a time when that work has become more relevant than ever.
Watch the 2023 Housing Supply Innovation Symposium (see full event agenda below)
More than 1,000 people joined our 2023 Housing Supply Innovation Symposium virtually and in-person. Co-hosted by Harvard’s Joint Center for Housing Studies and the National League of Cities, together we were able to bring in a broad audience of people invested in finding new housing solutions for social good from across the country and internationally.
The three panels represented three core values that Terner sees as essential to the future of housing: equity, access, and sustainability. In addition to each Terner cohort company sharing their wisdom from championing these values in the current housing market, the panels featured government and private sector experts to contextualize the work and offer their own perspective on housing solutions.
Our application for the next cohort of housing entrepreneurs will open at the end of February. If you know a nonprofit or for-profit company that is also working for fairer, more affordable, or more sustainable housing please encourage them to apply. More information on our selection criteria and process is available on our website. If you want to be notified as soon as our application opens, let us know.
Equitably increasing the housing supply: Innovative models centering racial justice and community empowerment (00:20:45)
Emerging models for inclusivity: Increasing access to mixed-income, subsidized, and disability-forward housing (01:23:35)
The future of houses: New approaches for reducing the cost and increasing the sustainability of construction (02:25:30)
Closing debrief (03:30:35)