The Housing Advocacy Committee (HAC) seeks to positively influence affordable-housing and homelessness issues. Its focus is on how architects, along with other designers, might be key players in helping to address these important social issues. As an HAC member, you may assist in planning our events, including our annual Search for Shelter Design Charrette — which benefits local housing agencies. Passionate volunteers are invited to join this committee.

HAC was instrumental in creating the Affordable Housing Design Award, that is supported by The McKnight Foundation. HAC continues to be a driving force for this award program. Learn more about the Affordable Housing Design Award.

Co-chairs: Amanda Pederson, Assoc. AIA and Claire Lonsbury, Assoc. AIA

Staff liaison: Mary Larkin
Meeting date: First Tuesday of each month at 12:00 pm at AIA Minnesota. Normally, HAC takes a summer break for June, July, and August. In 2015, HAC members interested in participating in the Search for Shelter 30 Sub-committee are invited to attend the SFS30 meetings which will be held at the regular meeting time in June, July, and August. HAC regular meetings will resume in September.