Until August 23, 2006, you can enter the Changemakers "How to Provide Affordable Housing" competition. Participants are competing for the Innovation Award by submitting proposals that address the challenge of providing innovative housing solutions for low-income and marginalized populations. Finalists will be selected by a panel of judges, and Changemakers's online community will vote to select three winners who will each receive a $5,000 prize.
Ashoka's Full Economic Citizenship Initiative and Changemakers have launched a global search for innovative market-based strategies from both businesses and citizen sector organizations that improve the lives of low-income individuals in different parts of the world. This article describes the conceptual framework for the competition that will be ongoing until October 20, 2005.