Pioneer Institute’s Better Government Competition – Both the General Contest & the College Case Competition – Have Been Postponed Due to COVID-19 – More Information Will Be Provided Soon

2020 Topic: Coming Home: Housing the Next Generation

The American Dream of home ownership is becoming elusive for many millennials and middle-income households, as property values soar in parts of the country. In Greater Boston, young people are finding it increasingly difficult to purchase a home within a reasonable commuting distance from work. High housing costs prevent families from building equity and limit their ability to afford childcare, transportation, and other needs. The lack of affordable housing options can also result in overcrowding of small or substandard apartments, or even homelessness. Insufficient housing supply and lack of affordability are constraining businesses and limiting job growth, making housing a top issue for corporate and government leaders.

Pioneer Institute’s 2020 Better Government Competition seeks ideas that will address the lack of housing availability, affordability and accessibility to transportation options. Enter today – you could win $10,000! Download the 2020 Better Government Competition Guidelines and submit your entry (in the form below or via email) by April 13th  at 5:00 PM ET. Enter your proposal using the fields below, then click “submit” or send it via email to “” in accordance with the following suggestions:

Submit a paper of five or fewer pages describing the problem you are addressing and a new solution or recently implemented program that is demonstrating promising results. Include:

  • A description, with relevant background, of the problem you are addressing.
  • An explanation of the proposed solution and how it will change current practice.
  • If possible, include the costs and benefits of your approach compared to current practice.
  • Potential obstacles to implementation.