Hack-a-House 2022

Students are invited to participate in Hack-A-House 2022, an annual 24-hour “hackathon”-style competition, co-sponsored by the Center, focused on addressing three pressing housing-related challenges:

  • Homelessness;
  • Environmental Challenges and Construction Technology; or
  • Sustainable Renting and Affordable Homeownership

The best submission in each of these categories will receive a $3,000 prize. In addition, a $1,000 People’s Choice prize will be given to one more submission (from any of the three categories).

Participants, who must be an enrolled student in an accredited college or university, can sign up as a team or as an individual. Teams cannot have more than five members and there is no limit to the number of student teams able to participate from any school or university. Individuals can compete on their own or can ask to be placed on a team. Harvard students interested in finding a team can contact [email protected].

Teams will receive a detailed prompt at an online briefing at 2 pm ET on September 30. (The Center will arrange for a room on campus where participants can watch the presentation and begin work on their proposal.) Teams will have 24 hours to complete and present their proposal for an innovative and scalable solution to address one of the three challenges.

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Hack-A-House is hosted by Ivory Innovations at the University of Utah's David Eccles School of Business, and is co-sponsored by the University of Utah, the University of California at Berkeley, the University of Arizona, the University of Denver, and Howard University.

Hack-A-House: A Housing Affordability Hackathon