Rental Housing: Multifamily Management

Recognizes outstanding innovation in asset management or compliance monitoring practices in affordable rental housing.

Judging Criteria

Rental Housing entries will be judged on the degree to which they:

  • Are innovative
  • Are replicable
  • Respond to an important state housing need
  • Demonstrate measurable benefits to HFA targeted customers
  • 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 or call 202-624-7710.

2020 Winner

Illinois Housing Development Authority

2020 Entries

Delaware State Housing Authority:
Climate Risk Analysis and Resiliency Assessment

DSHA is committed to providing safe and healthy housing in which residents can thrive. Given the dramatic costs associated with natural disasters, and the trauma that they cause to everyone, but particularly low- and moderate-income households, DSHA has completed a comprehensive and innovative Climate Risk Analysis and Resiliency Assessment. It includes a replicable toolkit for use in asset management and emergency preparedness.

Georgia Department of Community Affairs/Georgia Housing and Finance Authority:
Pipeline Administration – Improving Oversight from Construction to Compliance

DCA has implemented a new staff role: The Pipeline Administrator. This position acts as a liaison, shepherding developments from final construction into compliance. The role tracks developments near construction completion and creates a Welcome Package for each development, outlining compliance expectations and listing key development commitments in an attractive, succinct format. This position serves as a key contact for development partners and provides a clear transition process internally.

Illinois Housing Development Authority:
Conserve to Preserve

Sustainability and energy efficiency are more important than ever to the long-term financial viability of the state's affordable housing stock. Through new partnerships with utility providers and benchmarking organizations, IHDA identifies properties with high energy costs, helps owners understand their unique trends, and offers guidance as they navigate retrofits and efficiency measures. The effort has reduced strain on operating budgets while preserving affordability for vulnerable tenants.