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Annual Awards

Thank you to all the HFAs who submitted programs and practices for consideration.

Winners will be announced and awards presented during NCSHA’s 2020 Conference & Showcase October 27 – 29.


NCSHA’s Annual Awards honor state housing finance agencies for their outstanding public-purpose programs and practices. The mission of this prestigious awards program is to recognize exemplary HFA efforts, encourage innovation, identify industry best practices, and facilitate information sharing among HFAs.

In 2020, HFAs were encouraged to enter their COVID-19 response programs and practices in the applicable subcategories or a specially created COVID-19 Response subcategory under Special Achievement.

2020 Program Judges


Why Enter?

Why should your HFA enter NCSHA’s Annual Awards for Program Excellence?

  • To share your HFA’s successful programs and practices with member HFAs nationwide to advance the industry
  • To communicate your program design and implementation experiences for the benefit of your peers
  • To benchmark your results with those of HFAs around the country
  • To establish your team as innovators in the affordable housing community
  • To recognize your employees’ hard work

In addition, member HFAs may be invited to present on their entries during NCSHA’s 2020 Conference & Showcase.

Winning HFAs will receive recognition:

  • during the Awards presentation at the Annual Conference
  • on the NCSHA website
  • in announcements to NCSHA’s members and partners
  • in a press release sent to industry media

Award recipients also will receive an attractive award to display in their offices.

Online Entry — NCSHA’s Awards Submission Portal

  • Convenient and efficient entry online
  • Secure management of your entries in the portal ― return at your convenience to revise or submit additional entries until the May 1 deadline
  • Instant confirmation that your entries uploaded successfully

NEW IN 2020

New Communications Subcategories — Integrated Campaign and Special Events Marketing

Updated Subcategory Language in the Homeownership and Rental Housing Categories

  • Encouraging New Construction replaces Encouraging New Production to more clearly convey the intent of this subcategory.