Time to Work on NAHMA's Vanguard Award Application

Alexandria, Va., April 19, 2017 ― It is now time to stop procrastinating and start working on your 2017 NAHMA Affordable Housing Vanguard Award application. The June 2 deadline is less than two months away. The application can be downloaded from the Vanguard Award webpage, https://www.nahma.org/awards-contests/vanguard-award/.

The Vanguard Award recognizes new, quality multifamily affordable housing development or significantly rehabbed existing affordable housing. The award pays tribute to developers of high-quality affordable housing; demonstrates that exceptional new affordable housing is available across the country; demonstrates the creativity and innovation that must be present to create exceptional properties given the financing and other challenges to development; highlights results of private-public partnerships required to develop today’s affordable housing; and shares ideas for unique design and financing mechanisms with industry practitioners to further stimulate creative development in the affordable multifamily industry.

Affordable multifamily housing communities that are less than 3 years old―as of June 2, 2017―may apply, based on date of completion of new construction or completion of major rehab. Please note: A management company may submit only one entry for each category.

Categories include:

  • New Construction, two subcategories: more than 100 units and under 100 units
  • Major Rehabilitation of an Existing Rental Housing Community
  • Major Rehabilitation of a Nonhousing Structure into Affordable Rental Housing
  • Major Rehabilitation of a Historic Structure into Affordable Rental Housing

Applications and information about entry fees, judging criteria, the benefits of winning an award and more is on NAHMA’s website at nahma.org. Click on Vanguard Award Overview.

Winners of the Affordable Housing Vanguard Awards will be recognized at an awards ceremony at the NAHMA fall meeting in October in Washington, D.C.

Renee Reithel