Friday, February 26, 2016

NAHMA awards honor best in affordable housing industry, best multifamily affordable housing communities

News from NHC's family of members 
by Radiah Shabazz, National Housing Conference


NHC member National Affordable Housing Management Association (NAHMA) recently announced winners of its annual Communities of Quality Awards program and its Industry and Affordable Housing management Association (AHMA) Awards, the latter which will be presented during its annual meeting in Washington, D.C. March 6-8.

The Communities of Quality Awards honor the best multifamily affordable housing communities across the country, judged by how they manage physical, financial and social conditions of the property, and how well they convey successes in offering the highest quality of life for their residents. Fifty applications were submitted for consideration and ultimately, NAHMA awarded four developments: Village at Lakeview Apartments in Edgewood, Maryland for Exemplary Family Development; Rogers Hall in Lowell, Massachusetts for Exemplary Development for the Elderly; Lilburn Terrace Apartments in Lilburn, Georgia for Exemplary Development for Residents with Special Needs; and Silver Leaf Terrace in Leominster, Massachusetts for Outstanding Turnaround for a Troubled Property.

The Industry and AHMA Awards included both individual and organizational winners based on professionalism, dedication and accomplishments in assuring quality housing for low-income families helps to improve the standard of multifamily affordable housing. Winners of the 2016 awards include: Daniel Murry and Bill Wollinger for Industry Statesmen Award; Sandy Aldrich for Industry Achievement Award; Francis Thomas for Industry Partner Award; Southeastern Affordable Housing Management Association (SAHMA) (large), New Jersey Affordable Housing Management Association (medium) and Pennsylvania-Delaware Affordable Housing Management Association (small) for Affordable Housing Management Association of the Year; SAHMA, Midwest Affordable Housing Management Association and New England Affordable Housing Management Association for Affordable Housing Management Association for Innovation Award; Mansermar Inc in Duluth, Georgia, National Church Residences in Columbus, Ohio and WinnResidential in Boston for Communities of Quality Award; and Larry Sisson for Affordable Housing Advocate of the Year.

WinnResidential’s property management work will be featured at Solutions for Housing Communications 2016 in New York, April 28-29, on a panel called “Property management as perception management.” Representatives of four nonprofit and for-profit property and asset management organizations will discuss how innovative management practices can allay community concerns, build relationships and lay groundwork for the success of your future developments.

The President’s Award will be announced during the awards ceremony on March 7 in Washington, D.C. The Communities of Quality Awards program was jointly sponsored by HD Supply Multifamily Solutions and Navigate Affordable Housing Partners

1 comment:

Mark Grogan said...

Congratulations to the winners of the awards. Let's look forward to more and better things done for the people who need more affordable houses in the neighbourhood!