Urban Habitats, seeking a new housing development model
The Transformation of Sunrise Trailer Court: Replacing Housing Without
Displacing Residents

Habitat for Humanity strives to fulfill its nationwide mission of
providing home ownership opportunities to low income people living in
substandard housing. In communities where Habitat is accustomed to
building single family homes, rising land values are forcing Habitat
affiliates to build at a higher density. At the same time, rising land
costs encourage gentrification and the displacement of low-income
families from affordable rental housing. Through the URBAN HABITATS
competition, Habitat for Humanity of Greater Charlottesville in
partnership with the Charlottesville Community Design Center is seeking
realistic, innovative, universal models for multi-family housing while
preventing gentrification and displacement of the current residents.
Habitat aims to transform Sunrise Trailer Court into a renewed community
that incorporates sustainable building methods, community green space,
and commercial space for service providers of children, youth, elderly,
and health needs. Be!
cause Habitat relies on a dedicated volunteer labor force, both skilled
and unskilled, to build their houses, design_build is a integral
component of this ideas competition.

Jury: J. Max Bond, Jr., FAIA, Davis Brody Bond; Julie Eizenberg, Koning
Eizenberg Architecture; Teddy Cruz, Estudio Teddy Cruz; Jim Grigg,
Daggett & Grigg Architects; Millard Fuller, Founder, Habitat for
Humanity International; Lynne Conboy, Habitat for Humanity of Greater
Charlottesville; Kendra Hamilton, Charlottesville City Councilor; Karin
McGrath Dunn, Belmont Neighborhood Association; A Resident of Sunrise
Trailer Court.

Registration begins: February, 2005
Registration deadline: March, 2005
Submission deadline: July 1, 2005
Open to: All
Entry fee: US$100 (US$50 students)
Additional information:
Charlottesville Community Design Center
Charlottesville, VA 22902
Email: [email protected]
Website: http://www.cvilledesign.org

 

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