The competition, known as the New Housing New York (NHNY
) Legacy Project, emerged from a collaboration between the NHNY
Steering Committee, the city's Housing Preservation Department and AIANY.
The project emerged from a collaboration between the NHNY Steering Committee, HPD, and AIANY, and was sponsored by the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA), Enterprise, Citibank and AIA 150 Blueprint to encourage the integration of sustainability and design excellence with affordable housing.
The NHNY competition was first announced at the Center for Architecture in June 2006.