Each valid application will receive scores and comments from expert reviewers using the four criteria included in the scoring rubric: compelling, feasible, impactful, and scalable. The Evaluation Panel members have been carefully chosen for their knowledge and experience. Each valid application will receive five sets of reviews that have been statistically normalized. Informed by the resulting rank order of applications, up to five finalists will be named and invited to participate in a pitch event with the Selection Committee in spring 2021. Depending on the status of the COVID-19 pandemic, that pitch event may be virtual.
In partnership with the Arizona Community Foundation, the Selection Committee will review and discuss the proposals from five prize finalists and name the winner of the Housing Security Challenge. Due to the applications received through the Housing Security Challenge, Steve Seleznow, Steve Evans, and Elisa de la Vara have been removed from the Selection Committee to avoid any conflicts of interest. The Selection Committee will consist of the five judges who appear below.