Challenge Grant Names 15 Finalists for Pitch Competition

  • Published
  • On June 30, 2020
Entering its third and final round, the Housing Affordability Breakthrough Challenge today announced the 15 organizations selected to participate in a pitch competition to vie for one of six $2 million grants plus technical assistance:


  • CareSource
  • Center for NYC Neighborhoods
  • Coalfield Development
  • Cold Climate Housing Research Center
  • Community Development Corporation of Brownsville
  • Family Housing Fund
  • FlyawayHomes
  • Forterra NW
  • Gulf Coast Housing Partnership
  • Impact Justice
  • Indralogic
  • LA Family Housing
  • National Housing Trust
  • Preservation of Affordable Housing
  • Telluride Foundation


The newly named finalists began their journey in January, with an initial call for breakthrough ideas to close the housing affordability gap across three focus areas: Housing Construction, Housing Finance, and Resident Services and Support.

From the pool of nearly 900 applications received, the challenge led a highly collaborative review by senior leaders from Enterprise. Forty-five applications were invited to join Round 2 of the challenge.

The Round 2 selection committees – comprised of a diverse group of Wells Fargo employees – nominated 15 finalists, five from each focus area, to pitch their ideas to a panel of distinguished industry experts who will serve as impartial judges during the pitch competition scheduled August 24-25.

Visit HousingBreakthrough.org to see the list of Round 3 finalists and subscribe to stay connected to all the news you need to know about the Housing Affordability Breakthrough Challenge.

Administered by Enterprise and made possible by the generous financial support of Wells Fargo, the challenge seeks bold ideas to create the next generation of innovative housing solutions.