Alexandria, Va., Aug. 16, 2017 ? The deadline to become a certified Community of Quality property through your local AHMA is just weeks away. Without the certification, you cannot enter this year’s NAHMA Communities of Quality (COQ) Awards. The submission deadline for the awards competition to NAHMA is Nov. 3. To download a copy of the awards brochure, which includes the application, visit https://www.nahma.org//wp-content/uploads/2017/05/COQ_brochure_2017_FILLABLE-FINAL.pdf.
To be eligible for the awards competition, a property must first apply for and achieve national recognition as a NAHMA Community of Quality with a minimum score of 325 points on its National Recognition application. If a property is not a nationally recognized COQ property, the deadline for submitting an entry-level application to a local AHMA for consideration in the national program is Sept.
The COQ Awards recognize outstanding property management companies providing the highest quality of safe, affordable multifamily rental housing in communities across the country.
Detailed application information and submission materials for the NAHMA COQ National Recognition and Awards programs are available on the NAHMA website at http://www.nahma.org/awardscontests/communities-of-quality.
“The Communities of Quality Awards honor the achievements of affordable housing providers who make an unprecedented contribution to developing outstanding properties for families of modest means. NAHMA believes it is essential that outstanding affordable properties?and the individuals who establish them?be publicly recognized for providing quality housing that offers a safe, healthy environment,” Michael Johnson, SHCM, NAHP-e, NAHMA president, said. “They are communities supplying essential programs and services for their residents. These awards bring valuable well-deserved attention to the important work we are all doing.
The awards competition has five categories:
• Exemplary Family Development
• Exemplary Development for the Elderly
• Exemplary Development for Residents with Special Needs
• Exemplary Development for Single Room Occupancy Housing
• Outstanding Turnaround of a Troubled Property
Award winners will be notified in early January 2018 and will receive their awards during a special ceremony at the NAHMA 2018 March meeting in Washington, D.C.
This year’s COQ Awards program is once again jointly sponsored by HD Supply Multifamily Solutions, a leading supplier of maintenance and renovation products to the multihousing industry, and Navigate Affordable Housing Partners, a leading provider of consulting and development services to public housing authorities and the HUD Section 8 project-based contract administrator (PBCA) for Alabama, Connecticut, Mississippi and Virginia.
Entry-level National Recognition applications are due to the property’s local AHMA by Sept. 8. COQ Awards entry materials should be submitted directly to NAHMA by Nov. 3, c/o NAHMA COQ Awards Entry, 400 N. Columbus St., Suite 203, Alexandria, VA 22314.
The AHMAs will also be honoring their local NAHMA Communities of Quality program participants.
Please check your local AHMA’s program details; a directory of the AHMAs is available on the NAHMA website, at http://www.nahma.org/membership/ahma-directory/.
For questions about the COQ program and awards, contact Paulette Washington at 703-683-8630, ext. 110 or .
NAHMA is the leading voice for affordable housing management, advocating on behalf of multifamily property managers and owners whose mission is to provide quality affordable housing. NAHMA supports legislative and regulatory policy that promotes the development and preservation of decent and safe affordable housing, is a vital resource for technical education and information and fosters strategic relations between government and industry. NAHMA’s membership represents 75 percent of the affordable housing industry, and includes its most distinguished multifamily owners and management companies. Visit www.nahma.org for more information.
About HD Supply Multifamily Solutions
With 50,000-plus items and free, next-day delivery on most items to most areas, HD Supply Multifamily Solutions is your source for maintenance supplies, fabrication, installation and renovation services. Our 700-plus account representatives serve more than 130 markets, providing personalized service backed by the strength of a national company. For more information visit, hdsupplysolutions.com.
About Navigate Affordable Housing Partners
Based in Birmingham, Ala., Navigate Affordable Housing Partners is HUD’s Section 8 PBCA for Alabama, Mississippi, Virginia and Connecticut. With a strong reputation for customer service and training, Navigate oversees a portfolio of more than 70,000 units. Navigate has a history of developing, owning and managing HUD assisted properties in Alabama and has recently begun providing consulting and development services to public housing authorities. For further information, visit navigatehousing.com.
Jennifer Jones, Manager of Communications and Public Relations
National Affordable Housing Management Association
703-683-8630, ext. 100