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Announcing the 2022 NMA Housing Award Winners

Posted by NMA on Oct 21, 2022 11:45:00 AM

2022 Housing Awards Winners: Four images depicting children smiling and posing on a bus; the outside of a four-story, white and gray apartment building; a ribbon-cutting ceremony in front of a small neighborhood of ten houses with lawns; and a ribbon-cutting ceremony inside a building, with the Wellness Resource Center logo displayed.

In an online ceremony today, CEO John McKay announced the winners of the 2022 NMA Housing Awards, annually given to recognize the excellence of individual agencies in the field of affordable housing.

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Topics: NMA Housing Awards, Company

Nominations are Open for 2022 Housing Awards

Posted by NMA on Apr 19, 2022 7:30:00 AM

2022 Housing Awards: Nominations Open; image of high-fiving coworkers and closeup of housekeys

We are pleased to announce this year's NMA Housing Awards, which recognize the excellence of individual agencies in the affordable housing industry!

Nominations are open through August 19.

NMA Housing Award Categories

  • NMA Development Award
    • Large Agency (2,500 or more units)
    • Small Agency (2,499 or fewer units)
  • NMA Resident Service Award
    • Large Agency (2,500 or more units)
    • Small Agency (2,499 or fewer units)

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Topics: NMA Housing Awards, Company

3 Housing Authorities whose Resident Services Astounded us in 2020

Posted by NMA on Oct 7, 2021 12:29:29 PM

Mom and toddler smile at volunteers carrying a crib

We would like to highlight two more winners of the 2021 NMA Housing Awards—our Resident Service awardees—as well as one other agency whose work impressed us.

East Baton Rouge Parish, LA steps up

For one southern city, last year, during the height of the pandemic, necessity was the mother of invention.

The idea for the Beds for Babies/Beds for Kids program began when a member of the E. Baton Rouge Parish Housing Authority maintenance team noticed children’s bedrooms without beds and asked if he could purchase the wood and supplies to build a bed for these children. This problem of infants and young children sleeping on the floor or co-sleeping with parents and siblings was elevated to Director J. Daniels and the entire staff of the EBRPHA. Turns out under the financial stress of COVID-19 some new parents were struggling to buy these pricey items.

Director Daniels and his team found that 50 children had been sleeping with their parents, on sofas or pallets.

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Topics: Community Service, Customer Service, FSS, Maintenance, NMA Housing Awards, Multifamily, Housing Choice Voucher, COVID-19

A New Look at Life and Community in Affordable Housing: Oct. 1, 2021

Posted by NMA on Oct 1, 2021 11:08:25 AM

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Kelly Place Condos, Town of Jackson, WY : Photo Credit, Post Company

Housing developments in the US are growing and rapidly changing to meet the needs and wants of tenants, including never-before seen amenities. These developments are offering more than just a place to live and come home to lay your head, they offer a community. A chance to become a part of something. Each of these developments mark welcome changes and are bringing life to their communities. We want to discuss several, first, Johnson Ranch which was highlighted in our NMA PIH News Alert recently, and a few of our 2021 Housing Awards winners and nominees.

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Topics: NMA Housing Awards

NMA's training partner HAI Group shares commitment to philanthropy

Posted by NMA on Jun 15, 2021 1:39:11 PM
HAI Group staff volunteering at a community garden

As we accept nominations for the NMA Housing Awards, philanthropy and community figure largely in our thoughts. We sat down with Amy Hourigan, Marketing and Communications Director for our partner HAI Group, to hear how HAI Group gives back to their community.

 
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Topics: HAI Group, NMA Housing Awards

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