On May 23, the Terner Center for Housing Innovation, in partnership with the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative, announced the launch of the Housing Lab, a new accelerator program that aims to nurture bold new approaches to the nation’s housing challenge. This program will provide support to early-stage entrepreneurs working on critical issues across the housing sector.
“The way housing currently gets designed, financed, approved, and delivered is clearly not meeting the needs of our economy or society, especially in our most vulnerable communities,” said Caitlyn Fox, Justice and Opportunity Director at the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative. “The Housing Lab is poised to bring bold new innovation to the industry that can increase affordability in an equitable manner.”
The Terner Center at UC Berkeley is a collaboration between the College of Environmental Design and the Fisher Center for Real Estate and Urban Economics at the Haas School of Business. Lead by faculty director Carol Galante, the Center leverages applied research and best practices to inform and advance innovation in the planning, financing, design and development of the built environment.
Ideas for kickstarting a more cost-effective, inclusive, and modernized housing industry are now being accepted. The application portal will open on June 10, 2019. Please visit housinglab.co to submit an idea or to receive updates on the program.