2023 Tech Equity Hackathon

A three-day Tech Equity Hackathon this June in Washington, D.C. will challenge students, recent college graduates, and others to develop innovative solutions to remove bias from the housing and lending sectors. Apply by 3:00 a.m. ET on May 16, 2023.

The National Fair Housing Alliance will award $40,000 in cash prizes plus giveaways. Airfare, accommodations, meals, and ground transportation will be provided at no cost to applicants who are selected to attend. The challenge is open to all residents in the U.S. and its territories.

About the Hackathon

Participants will be divided into teams, and each team will be given one of three problem statements that deal with appraisals, mortgage underwriting, and algorithmic fairness.


Mortgage Underwriting

Algorithmic Fairness

Learn more about NFHA’s Tech Equity Initiative.

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Logistical Details

Date and Location 

Date: June 16–18, 2023

City: Washington, D.C.

Location and Lodging: American University


We have secured a panel of experts to serve as judges for the hackathon. These experts will judge all team entries based on pre-determined criteria established for the hackathon. 


1st Place Team: $25,000* 

2nd Place Team: $15,000* 

We plan on having workshops, giveaways, and networking opportunities. 
*=Per Team 

Panel of Judges

John Merrill
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Dominique Harrison
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Emmanuel Ogundimu
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Patrick Murck
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Contact Us

For sponsorship opportunities, please e-mail Hannah Hawley: HHawley@nationalfairhousing.org.