Thank you for your interest in applying for the 2024-25 NLC Healthy Housing Innovation Cohort. This program brings together teams from cities, towns, and villages, and a data and technology provider to create solutions to real needs. By tapping into the strengths of both sectors, we can build a stronger future.

Technology providers who are accepted into the program will be matched with a city (or cities) to work together on a proposed project. This will kick-off in November, and groups will work on the project together throughout the next twelve months, concluding by October 2025. The Innovation Cohort will culminate with an event, in which the group with the best project will receive an award.

Selected providers will be matched with up to three cities, based on the application(there is no guarantee there will be a city application that will be a good fit for the provider, but we will do our best to work together on the pairings to ensure the best fit). NLC Health and Wellbeing staff will serve as a liaison and resource, with regularly scheduled coaching calls throughout the cohort period. Not all applicants are guaranteed to be chosen, and we may schedule a follow-up call to learn more before making a decision.

Application Information

This application is for invited providers only. Local teams will fill out a different application form. In this application, you will have the opportunity to share information about areas of expertise, proposed projects, and examples of work in those areas.

This is a comprehensive application, which you may not finish in one sitting. If you would like to save your progress and return to complete the application later, you may utilize the Save Draft feature located at the bottom of each application page. Clicking on this feature will take you to a page with a link to access your saved application at a later time. Please note that you will not be able to advance to the next page of the application until all required fields have been completed.

If you have any questions or technical difficulties, please reach out to Becky O’Meara at omeara@nlc.org

Commitment

Participating in this program requires a commitment of time and resources. In terms of time, providers should be prepared to commit to at least once-monthly meetings with working groups from November 2024 to October 2025, 8 hours+ of additional time each month working on the project, and a closing event in October 2025 (tbd if this event will be virtual or hybrid).

Providers should also be willing to provide time and any resources associated with completing the project pro bono. If there are ongoing costs involved in implementing the project after the program is over (i.e., licensing costs, etc.), please list those in the application.

Providers are encouraged to consider the timeline for the project, with an eye on projects that can be completed in 12 months or less, as the program will end in October 2025. Please take into account whether the project will require a Council vote, RFP, or any other procedural steps. If you need to continue working on the project after the formal program ends, you are welcome to do so independent of NLC facilitation and support.

Please note that accepted providers must commit to full participation in the entire program and are expected to be prepared and engaged with NLC staff and members before, during and after the program. Providers who are not fully engaged with the program may be disqualified from any potential future participation in the program.


 

About the City Action Plan:

The City Action Plan is designed to support cities in charting a path for achieving local eviction prevention priority or priorities. This resource should serve as a guide for identifying eviction priorities, stakeholders and steps needed to make progress with your city's eviction prevention program or programs. Each city in the 2024 - 2025 Eviction Prevention Learning Lab must submit an action plan by Wednesday, October 16, 2024 and present the progress of their action plan on Wednesday, April 16, 2025.
 

How to Submit via Submittable:
 

National League of Cities