Rental Housing: Preservation and Rehabilitation

Recognizes programs that best preserve or rehabilitate affordable rental housing.

Note: Individual developments are not eligible for an award.

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.

2018 Winner

Minnesota Housing

2018 Entries

Preserving the 13A Portfolio in Massachusetts

MassHousing’s preservation efforts for thousands of housing units financed under the state’s 13A Program.

Minnesota Housing:
Publicly Owned Housing Program

Publicly Owned Housing Program provides no-interest, deferred, forgivable loans to preserve publicly owned housing.

New York City Housing Development Corporation:
The Mitchell–Lama Reinvestment Program

Innovative program that encourages existing developments to address capital repairs while minimizing negative financial burdens.

New York State Homes and Community Renewal:
Adaptive Reuse: From Outmoded to Occupied — Re-Energizing Communities by Preserving Their History

Adaptive reuse of significant, historic buildings into mixed-use developments is transforming downtowns and enriching lives.

Wisconsin Housing and Economic Development Authority:
The Restoration of the Germania Building in Milwaukee

The preservation and redevelopment of the 122-year-old Germania Building in Milwaukee.