Homeownership: Encouraging New Construction

Recognizes programs that best encourage the new construction of affordable ownership housing.

Judging Criteria

Homeownership entries will be judged on the degree to which they:

  • Are innovative
  • Are replicable
  • Respond to an important state housing need
  • Use data, research, and analysis to demonstrate measurable benefits to HFA targeted customers and underserved markets
  • Have a proven track record of success in the marketplace
  • Provide benefits that outweigh costs
  • Demonstrate effective use of resources
  • Effectively employ partnerships
  • Achieve strategic objectives

If you have questions, please email awards@ncsha.org or call 202-624-7710.

2015 Winner

Nebraska Investment Finance Authority (Winner)

2015 Entries

Nebraska Investment Finance Authority (Winner):
"Housing Study Grant Program - Knowledge is Key"

To encourage new housing production a community first needs Knowledge: of what they have, of what they want/need & what resources are available.

Washington State Housing Finance Commission:
"Green Homes Partnership: Energy-Efficient and Affordable Residential Development"

This partnership with a private developer has financed 16 Seattle-area homes that are both highly energy efficient and affordable.