With the 2020 Housing Challenge a little over one week away, organizers came together to host a Pre-Challenge Webinar for hackathon participants looking to get a better understanding of the current housing climate in Fairfax County and the objectives associated with the event.
The 2020 Housing Challenge itself will be hosted on Wednesday, March 11, from 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., at George Mason University. The policy hackathon is designed to bring residents, students, housing advocates, industry professionals and policy experts to develop innovative policies to:
Enhance public awareness and support for affordable housing
Engage employers and non-traditional partners to provide affordable housing.
Facilitate faith communities’ participation in the affordable housing solution.
Teams will be asked to develop and present solutions to one of these three challenges, and a panel of judges will evaluate and award cash prizes to the top submissions.