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NH&RA Launches Major Overhaul of Website: New features easier access to more information

This week, National Housing & Rehabilitation Association (NH&RA) launched a comprehensive redesign of its website,

Member News

NH&RA Announces Winners and Finalists for 2014 Historic Rehabilitation Awards

A group of former cotton press buildings redeveloped into housing and retail, a distressed Art Deco hotel preserved as permanent supportive housing, and a vinegar warehouse converted to an art gallery are among the innovative projects chosen to receive a 2014 J. Timothy Anderson Award for Excellence in Historic Rehabilitation (“Timmy” Award).

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Two Boston-Based Leaders Announced as Recipients of NH&RA’s 11th Annual Affordable Housing Vision Awards

National Housing & Rehabilitation Association (NH&RA) announced today it will honor two housing and community development leaders with its 2014 Affordable Housing Vision Awards for career achievement. David Abromowitz, a Boston-based attorney nationally known for his expertise in affordable housing, economic and community development issues, and Andrea Daskalakis, one of the most creative minds in the New Markets Tax Credit (NMTC) industry, have been named as honorees.

General News

Three Historic Buildings Announced as Judges’ Award Winners

A former Sears Department Store built in the 1920s converted to loft-style apartments and an affordable grocery market in Pontiac, Michigan; the Chicago Viceroy Hotel adapted to affordable green apartments with urban farming; and the NSO Bell Building in Detroit, Michigan which combined multiple federal and state housing funding programs to create commercial office space and 155 affordable housing units were the three Judges’ Award winners for the 2013 J. Timothy Anderson Awards for Excellence in Historic Rehabilitation (Timmy Awards).

General News

NH&RA Announces the “Preservation Through Energy Efficiency Project”, a Major Energy Efficiency Initiative Supported by the MacArthur Foundation

National Housing & Rehabilitation Association (“NH&RA”) proudly announces a major new educational initiative to provide owners of multifamily affordable rental properties with resources, training and technical assistance to aid them in improving the utility performance of their properties. The Preservation Through Energy Efficiency Project, is being developed by the Association’s Council for Energy Friendly Affordable Housing and is partially supported with a grant from the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation. Its components include five regional forums as well as the creation of an online “Knowledge Exchange” where owners and energy finance and retrofit experts can convene virtually to exchange knowledge and experiences.

General News

NH&RA Announces Finalists for 2013 Historic Rehabilitation Awards

WASHINGTON, DC, September 20 — A boutique hotel and restaurant that was once a Pabst Blue Ribbon brewery, a vacant elementary school converted to twenty-seven senior affordable apartments designated for retired teachers and school administrators, and a former furniture warehouse converted to 104 market-rate loft apartments are among the imaginative and innovative rehabilitation projects to be honored with the 2013 J. Timothy Anderson Awards for Excellence in Historic Rehabilitation (“Timmy Awards”).

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Vincent F . O’Donnell and Jack Manning Named 2013 Affordable Housing Vision Awardees

National Housing & Rehabilitation Association (NH&RA) announced today it will honor Vincent F. O’Donnell, who recently retired as Vice President Affordable Housing Programs at the Local Initiatives Support Corporation, and Jack Manning, co-founder, president and CEO of Boston Capital Corporation, with its 2013 Affordable Housing Vision Awards for career achievement at a ceremony on the evening of November 13 at the Langham Hotel in Boston.

General News

National Housing Organization Announces Guidelines for Determining Feasibility of Multifamily Housing Developments

The National Council of Housing Market Analysts (NCHMA), a professional association of real estate market analysts and appraisers, has announced a new version of the organization’s Model Content Standards for Rental Housing Market Studies and Market Study Index. These documents contain recommended guidelines for the content of market studies prepared by market analysts on proposed new construction or substantial rehabilitation of multifamily housing projects.

General News

NH&RA Board of Directors Elects New Directors and Officers at Recent Annual Meeting in Miami, FL March 6-9

Bernie Husser, Executive Vice President of The Richman Group Affordable Housing Corporation, and head of its Boston office, was elected Chairman of the Board of Directors of the National Housing & Rehabilitation Association (NH&RA) at NH&RA’s 2013 Annual Meeting in Miami Beach.

General News

Market Analysts Organization Announces Rebranding, Expansion Initiative

The National Council of Affordable Housing Market Analysts (NCAHMA), a professional association of rental real estate market analysts and appraisers, today announced its plan to rebrand the organization and expand its mission and membership.

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