NAHMA Announces 2010 Communities of Quality® Award Winners

For 18th Year, Nation’s Best Affordable Properties Receive National Recognition

January 20, 2011, Alexandria, Va. – The National Affordable Housing Management Association (NAHMA) has a long-established competitive program to recognize the best multifamily affordable housing communities across the country, for excellence in the way they manage the physical, financial and social condition of the property. Sites also are honored on the basis of the quality of life they offer to residents, the level of resident involvement in community life, and the nature of collaborations with other organizations and agencies that contribute to the lives of residents and the larger community.

This year, there are six COQ award winners from around the country.

For the 7th straight year, the COQ awards are co-sponsored, with NAHMA, by HD Supply™ Multifamily Solutions, a leading supplier of maintenance and renovation products to the multihousing industry.

“It’s quite an accomplishment to be named a National Community of Quality® Award winner,” said Kris Cook, CAE, executive director of NAHMA. “The competitive process pits outstanding properties against one another, and our independent panel of judges carefully analyzes the entries to select the ones that really stand out.”

The COQ awards will be presented at NAHMA’s annual winter meeting, March 6-8, 2011, in Washington, D.C.

The 2010 COQ award winners are as follows:

  • Exemplary Family Development: Interstate Realty Management Co., for Park Spring Apartments, Spring City, PA.
  • Exemplary Development for Persons with Special Needs: Walton Rehabilitation Health System, for Walton Manor, Augusta, GA.
  • Exemplary Development for the Elderly: First Realty Management Co., for The Meadows, North Smithfield, RI.
  • Outstanding Turnaround of a Troubled Property (tie): WinnResidential, for Andrews Terrace Apartments, Rochester, NY and Paragon Management Inc., for Delaware Manor, Grand Rapids, MI.
  • Exemplary Single-Room-Occupancy (SRO): National Church Residences, for The Commons at Grant, Columbus, OH./li>

“Anybody who looked at the entrants, and especially the winners, of the National COQ Awards program couldn’t help but be impressed with the quality of the housing and the services provided to residents,” said NAHMA President Scott Reithel, NAHP-e. “These communities are certainly great assets to their communities.”

Corporate Support for COQ Awards

Management companies that have at least 50 percent of their property portfolio accepted into the COQ National Recognition program qualify for the Communities of Quality® Corporate Partner Designation. This designation was created specifically to honor management companies that successfully maintain a significant portion of their properties to the high standards of the COQ National Recognition program. NAHMA wishes to thank the following corporate partners for their support of the Communities of Quality® Awards program.

  • American Baptist Homes of the West (ABHOW)
  • CSI Support and Development Services
  • First Realty Management
  • Metropolitan Associates
  • PRD Management
  • Spear Management
  • Walton Community Services
  • Westminster Company
  • WinnResidential

NAHMA is the leading voice for affordable housing, advocating on behalf of multifamily property mangers and owners whose mission is to provide quality affordable housing. NAHMA holds a unique position in the industry as an advocate for professional standards. It supports legislative and regulatory policy that promotes the development and preservation of decent and safe affordable housing. It also is a vital resource for technical education and information and fosters strategic relations between government and industry. Founded in 1990, NAHMA’s membership today includes the industry’s most distinguished multifamily owners and management companies.

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