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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

2019 NMA Housing Awards winners

Posted by NMA on Feb 26, 2020 12:15:00 PM

2019 NMA Housing Awards

At The 2020 Housing Conference, we announced the winners of our annual NMA Housing Awards. We are excited to announce the recipients on the NMA blog and recognize the amazing work that these housing agencies have done for their communities!

First launched in 2007, the NMA Housing Awards were created to recognize individual agency performance and honor excellence in the affordable housing industry. The awards are open to housing authorities and associations throughout the United States in two categories: The Development Award and The Resident Service Award. Nominations may be submitted in either category as a small or large housing authority. Recipients of the Development Award include new construction, green initiatives, property improvements, and out-of-the-box financing, while the Resident Service Award honors leaders in community outreach and efforts to improve the future of families.

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Topics: NMA Housing Awards, The Housing Conference

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