Three NH&RA Members Win Affordable Housing Finance 2019 Reader’s Choice Award

NH&RA members Woda Cooper Cos., Planning Office for Urban Affairs and Mt. Baker Housing won Affordable Housing Finance 2019 Reader’s Choice Awards. Congratulations to all of the winners!

Fairwood Commons in Columbus, Ohio, developed by Woda Cooper Cos. and East Columbus Development Co. is a new 54-unit senior housing community with supportive services and an on-site wellness center. Fairwood Commons is the overall winner in Affordable Housing Finance’s annual Readers’ Choice Awards for the nation’s top developments of 2018 and 2019.

Nelsonville School Commons in Nelsonville, OH, by Woda Cooper Cos. and Hocking Athens Perry Community Action Program won the rural award for transforming two historic and vacant school buildings into 33 units of affordable housing.

The Union at 48 Boylston in Boston by the Planning Office for Urban Affairs and St. Francis House housing in Nelsonville, OH won the historic rehab award. The project includes 46 units of affordable housing, 25 of which are targeted to those who have experienced homelessness, in a gentrifying neighborhood with an influx of luxury housing. It includes 12,000 square feet for St. Francis House’s administrative offices, opening up space for a substance abuse counseling program and additional services at its building across the street.

Mt. Baker Village in Seattle by Mt. Baker Housing transforms a 1950s-era garden-style apartment complex into a modern, transit-oriented development, increasing the number of units and ensuring the complex remains affordable for decades to come. The preservation winner used the RAD program to position its preservation.