21 Housing and Community Development Agencies Win National Excellence Awards

 

Washington, D.C. (October 2, 2017) - The National Association of Housing and Redevelopment Officials (NAHRO) will honor 21 housing and community development agencies with Awards of Excellence for their innovative programs and initiatives. The official presentations will take place on Sunday, October 28 in Pittsburgh, Pa. during NAHRO’s National Conference and Exhibition. A complete list of the winning programs is available here.

NAHRO’s Awards of Excellence program honors the exemplary housing and community development work being done by our members,” said NAHRO President Steve Merritt. “They also provide fellow professionals with opportunities to learn from these agencies and the innovative ways they are improving the lives of our nation’s most vulnerable citizens.

The 2017 NAHRO Awards of Excellence winners are chosen from the Awards of Merit honorees, who are recognized for outstanding achievement in housing and community development programs in five categories. Administrative Innovation recognizes innovative methods in areas such as maintenance, community relations, and interagency cooperation. Program Innovation — Affordable Housing includes special programs for homeownership, public/private partnerships, and innovative financing. Program Innovation — Community Revitalization includes innovative use of programs in areas such as economic development, neighborhood preservation, and creative financing. Program Innovation — Resident and Client Services includes innovative use of programs such as special activities for children, families, and the elderly, anti-drug programs, social services, and self-sufficiency. Project Design recognizes efforts such as new housing design, housing modernization, enduring design, and landscape design.

“Despite the growing need and tightening budgets facing NAHRO member agencies, leaders in the industry still find ways to serve their residents and communities,” said NAHRO CEO Adrianne Todman. “NAHRO is proud to recognize these agencies and showcase their innovative methods to the general public.”

Both the NAHRO Awards of Merit and Excellence Programs were created to give national recognition to NAHRO housing and community development member organizations that have found innovative ways of making a difference in the communities and the lives of the people they serve. Established in 1989, the NAHRO Award of Merit program has honored more than 6,000 programs.

 

Agency

Category

Program Title

County of San Diego Dept. of Housing/Community Development

Administrative Innovation

Homelessness - Let's Talk About It!

Spokane Housing Authority

Administrative Innovation

Referral Voucher Program

King County Housing Authority

Administrative Innovation

Speakers of the House: An Investment in Employees

Housing Authority of the County of Santa Barbara

Affordable Housing

Golden Inn and Village - Family and Senior

Boulder Housing Partners

Affordable Housing

Project Renovate

Fort Worth Housing Solutions

Affordable Housing

The Palm Tree Apartments

National Community Renaissance

Affordable Housing

Valencia Vista in San Bernardino, California

Fort Wayne Housing Authority

Community Revitalization

Creating a Consortium to Provide Superior Service

Lake County Housing Authority

Community Revitalization

Proactive Panel Discussion on Race Relations

Los Angeles County Community Development Commission

Community Revitalization

TGE-ERC Revitalizes Carmelitos Public Housing

San Francisco Housing Authority

Community Revitalization

The New Dr. Davis Center

Oakland Housing Authority

Project Design

AvéVista

Northeast Oregon Housing Authority

Project Design

Blue Springs Crossing Apartments

Metro West Housing Solutions

Project Design

CityScape at Belmar

Housing Authority of the County of Santa Barbara

Project Design

Golden Inn and Village - Family and Senior

Rockford Housing Authority

Project Design

Solar Installation w/STEM Resident Platform

Housing Authority of the County of San Bernardino

Project Design

Valencia Grove Affordable Housing Community

Housing Authority of the City of Pocatello

Resident and Client Services

A Book For Every Child Initiative

Saint Paul Public Housing Agency

Resident and Client Services

Affordable Grocery Delivery Program

Cincinnati Metropolitan Housing Authority

Resident and Client Services

Building for the Future

Los Angeles County Community Development Commission

Resident and Client Services

Comprehensive Health Services at Star Apartments

Housing Authority of the City of Santa Paula

Resident and Client Services

Oakwood Senior Apartments

Denver Housing Authority

Resident and Client Services

Tackling Mental Health through Patient Navigators

For more information about the agencies’ award-winning programs, see here.

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About NAHRO

NAHRO, established in 1933, is a membership organization of 20,000 housing and community development agencies and professionals throughout the United States whose mission is to create affordable housing and safe, viable communities that enhance the quality of life for all Americans, especially those of low- and moderate-income. NAHRO's membership administers more than 3 million housing units for 7.9 million people.

 

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