NCSHA Honors State Housing Finance Agencies for Affordable Housing Innovation
WASHINGTON, DC — On October 27, the National Council of State Housing Agencies (NCSHA) recognized 16 state Housing Finance Agencies (HFAs) for initiatives that effectively address affordable housing challenges.
“This year’s award winners reflect the innovation state HFAs around the country have shown in responding to the coronavirus, as well as their progress in solving the longstanding housing affordability needs of their states and the nation,” said NCSHA Executive Director Stockton Williams.
Established in 1984, NCSHA’s Annual Awards for Program Excellence identify and elevate industry best practices and encourage continued HFA innovation. Member HFAs are eligible to submit initiatives for consideration in seven categories: Communications, Homeownership, Legislative Advocacy, Management Innovation, Rental Housing, Special Achievement, and Special Needs Housing. In 2020, 38 HFAs submitted 112 entries in this program.
The following award recipients were recognized during NCSHA’s Annual Conference & Showcase, attended virtually by more than 1,600 member affordable housing leaders and professionals. All the nominated programs can be found at ncsha.org/awards.
Communications: Annual Report
Iowa Finance Authority: IFA Chain Reactions – FY19 Annual Report
Communications: Integrated Campaign
Rhode Island Housing: Hello, Landlords!
Communications: Special Event Marketing
MaineHousing: Our First 50 Years Serving Maine
Homeownership: Encouraging New Construction
MassHousing: CommonWealth Builder Program
Legislative Advocacy: State Advocacy
MassHousing: REACH – Addressing the Racial Homeownership Gap
New Jersey Housing and Mortgage Finance Agency: New Jersey Foreclosure Mediation Assistance Program
Management Innovation: Financial
Washington State Housing Finance Commission: Microsoft Partnership: Stretching Our Resources
Management Innovation: Human Resources
Minnesota Housing: The Daily
Management Innovation: Internal Operations
Ohio Housing Finance Agency: Qualified Allocation Plan Interactive Maps
Management Innovation: Technology
Ohio Housing Finance Agency: OHFA Inspection Software – New Compliance Technology During COVID-19 and Beyond
Rental Housing: Encouraging New Construction
California Housing Finance Agency: CalHFA Broadens Its Reach with the Efficient Mixed-Income Program
Michigan State Housing Development Authority: MSHDA Below Market Rate Bond Program
Rental Housing: Multifamily Management
Illinois Housing Development Authority: Conserve to Preserve
Rental Housing: Preservation and Rehabilitation
Minnesota Housing: Rental Rehabilitation Deferred Loan, Rural Development RFP
Special Achievement: COVID-19 Response
Delaware State Housing Authority: Providing Rental Assistance During & After a Global Pandemic
Oregon Housing and Community Services: COVID-19 Three Lessons in Organizational Resilience from Oregon
Special Needs Housing: Combating Homelessness
Delaware State Housing Authority: Preventing Eviction for Low-Income Delawareans
Special Needs Housing: Housing for Persons with Special Needs
Pennsylvania Housing Finance Agency: Building Your Financial House – Readine$$ for Reentry
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