Special Needs Housing: Combating Homelessness

Recognizes programs that best provide affordable housing and services for individuals and families who are homeless or at risk of homelessness.

Note: Individual developments are not eligible for an award.

Judging Criteria

Special Needs 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 awards@ncsha.org or call 202-624-7710.

2011 Entries

Arizona Department of Housing:
Arizona Department of Housing

Michigan State Housing Development Authority:
Michigan State Housing Development Authority

Minnesota Housing (Winner):
Minnesota Housing

Ohio Housing Finance Agency:
Ohio Housing Finance Agency

Oregon Housing and Community Services:
Oregon Housing and Community Services

Rhode Island Housing:
Rhode Island Housing

Tennessee Housing Development Agency:
Tennessee Housing Development Agency