About IOD »

HUD’s Innovation of the Day (IOD) is an online tool created to collect and disseminate innovative housing, community development, and built environment practices from around the world. IOD crowdsources new models that stakeholders can use to identify emerging trends, promising solutions, and successful strategies that unite practitioners and policymakers, stimulate policy development, and can be replicated elsewhere.

We encourage you to explore our Innovations Database where you can search, review, and vote on submissions. In addition, the companion map feature allows you to visualize what innovations are at work in your local community. If you have questions, please contact iod@hud.gov. Thank you!

Winners Announced

VotingIOD Winners announced! HUD congratulates the three winning initiatives, which received the most votes in our Innovation of the Day (IOD) online balloting. Learn More >>


IOD Database

IOD databaseThe IOD database catalogs descriptions of project submissions under the IOD initiative. Using the database, users could review descriptions of the IOD submissions, cast votes for the top 3 projects, and share selected projects via email and social media. Learn More >>



IOD mapThe Office for International and Philanthropic Innovation (IPI) supports HUD's efforts to find new solutions and align ideas and resources by working across public, private, and civil sectors to further HUD's mission. Learn More >>