Affordable Housing Category Archives

NH&RA Launches 11th Annual “Timmy” Awards

For the 11th year in a row, the National Housing & Rehabilitation Association (NH&RA) invites housing professionals from across the country to join them in celebrating exceptional examples of historic rehabilitation. The “Timmys” look for a wide variety of nominees proposed by a wide variety of people interested in American architecture, design and development. If you would like to enter a deserving project, please submit an application by no later than Friday, July 31, 2015.

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NH&RA’s 2014 Vision Awardees Demonstrate Affordable Housing’s Larger Purpose

Providing housing and its resultant community benefits not just as an occupation, but as the means to sustaining the American dream, was the theme that ran throughout the emotional October 6th ceremony in Boston honoring Andrea Daskalakis and David Abromowitz as winners of National Housing & Rehabilitation Association’s 2014 Affordable Housing Vision Awards for Career Achievement.

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Former Schmidt’s Brewery and Reynolds Wrap Factory Win Prestigious Historic Rehabilitation Awards

A distressed YWCA in Cambridge, Massachusetts rehabilitated to 103 SRO units for formerly homeless and disabled women; a former Reynolds Wrap aluminum foil factory converted into 174 luxury apartments on Richmond, Virginia’s Canal District; and the adaptive reuse of the historic Schmidt Brewery into artist lofts in St. Paul, Minnesota are among the nine winning projects for the 10th Annual J. Timothy Anderson Awards for Excellence in Historic Rehabilitation (Timmy Awards).

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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.

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

WASHINGTON, DC ““ National Housing & Rehabilitation Association (“NH&RA”) will convene its first Preservation Through Energy Efficiency Road Show (“Road Show”) on April 3 at the Hub Cira Centre in downtown Philadelphia, PA….

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Jack Manning and Vincent F. O’Donnell Honored as Affordable Housing Visionaries

Jack Manning, co-founder of Boston Capital, the largest owner/ investor in apartment housing in America and a pioneer in government advocacy for affordable housing, and Vincent F. O’Donnell, spearhead of a national initiative to save at-risk affordable housing in America, have been awarded the 2013 and 10th Annual Affordable Housing Vision Awards by National Housing & Rehabilitation Association. Popular innovators and visionaries, Mr. Manning and Mr. O’Donnell were recognized for their years of dedication, stewardship, and professional contributions in the affordable housing and community development industry at a ceremony in Boston on November 13.

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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.

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Affordable Housing in the “Four Corners” Region: Development Opportunities & Allocation Outlook Detailed in New Special Report

Multifamily housing developers, community organizations, investors and lenders interested in affordable housing in the Southwestern United States have a new resource available that provides a comprehensive overview of current opportunities. A special report entitled “Diverse Needs: A Look at Housing Credit Programs in the ‘Four Corners” reviews recent and current tax credit allocation activity, project trends and state priorities in the “Four Corners” states — Arizona, New Mexico, Colorado and Utah ““ and is available, free of charge, from the National Housing & Rehabilitation Association (NH&RA), a Washington, DC-based trade association of affordable housing professionals, and Tax Credit Advisor magazine.

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