Economic Success

Fairfax County, Virginia

CONTACT INFORMATION: Our office is open 8AM-4:30 PM M-F

703-324-4320
TTY 711

12000 Government Center Parkway
Fairfax, VA 22035

Eta Davis,
Economic Initiatives Coordinator

Housing Hackathon

Fairfax County held a housing hackathon on Jan. 24-25, 2019.Housing hackers at work.

The event was designed to find innovative technology solutions for accessible, affordable and fair housing, especially linking older adults, millennials and people with disabilities to housing.

There were 70 participants, mentors and observers who registered for the event, and teams competed for cash prizes awarded to first, second and third place winners, plus a prize for a student team. One team, Team HouseGuides, presented two solutions.

This event was co-sponsored by George Mason University, University of Virginia and Virginia Tech with financial support from Avalon Bay Communities.

PITCHES & WINNERS

Each team pitched their solutions to a panel of five judges that included technology, housing and disability experts. Watch all three pitches and judges' comments or view each team's individual pitches below.

 

HOUSING.GOV: 1ST PLACE

 

HOUSE GUIDES: 2ND PLACE

 

HOUSE GUIDES: 3RD PLACE

 

GMU-GEOGRAPHERS: STUDENT PRIZE

 

Housing Hackathon