NAHMA Announces Deadline for 2021 Communities of Quality Awards Submissions

NAHMA’s 2021 Communities of Quality Awards Competition Application

National Sponsors of NAHMA’s 2021 Communities of Quality® Awards Program

The submission deadline for entries to the National Affordable Housing Management Association (NAHMA)’s 2021 Communities of Quality Awards program is Nov. 4, 2021. The Communities of Quality (COQ) Awards recognize outstanding property management companies providing the highest quality of safe, affordable multifamily rental housing in communities across the country.

To enter the 2021 COQ Awards competition, a property must first apply for and achieve National Recognition as a NAHMA Community of Quality with a minimum score of 325 points on its National Recognition Application. The deadline for submitting an application to a local AHMA for consideration in the national program is Sept. 2, 2021.

The AHMAs will be honoring their local NAHMA Communities of Quality program participants. Please check with your local AHMA for its program details. A directory of the AHMAs is available at

Detailed application information and submission materials for the NAHMA COQ National Recognition and Awards programs are available at New this year, all COQ nationally recognized properties are eligible to highlight their accomplishments through the use of Digital Smart Badges on their properties’ websites, enabling web visitors to see, and validate, their COQ national recognition status through a simple “click and verify” process.

“The Communities of Quality Awards honor the achievements of affordable housing providers who make an unprecedented contribution to developing outstanding properties for families of modest means. NAHMA believes it is essential that outstanding affordable properties―and the individuals who establish them―be publicly recognized for providing quality housing that offers a safe, healthy environment,” Michael Simmons, NAHP-e, NAHMA president, said. “They are communities supplying essential programs and services for their residents. These awards bring valuable well-deserved attention to the important work we are all doing.”

The awards competition has five categories:

  • Exemplary Family Development
  • Exemplary Development for the Elderly
  • Exemplary Development for Residents with Special Needs
  • Exemplary Development for Single Room Occupancy Housing
  • Outstanding Turnaround of a Troubled Property

Management companies are invited to enter more than one category and/or multiple entries in a single category; however, each property may only be entered in one category.

Award winners will be notified in early January 2022 and will receive their awards in a special ceremony at the NAHMA 2022 winter meeting, March 9-11, in Washington, D.C.

This year’s COQ Awards program is jointly sponsored by HD Supply Multifamily Solutions, a leading supplier of maintenance and renovation products to the multihousing industry, and Mohawk Industries, a leading global manufacturer that creates products to enhance residential and commercial spaces around the world.

Entry-level National Recognition applications are due to the property’s local AHMA by Sept. 2, 2021. COQ Awards entry materials should be submitted directly to NAHMA by Nov. 4, 2021, c/o NAHMA COQ Awards Entry, 400 N. Columbus St., Suite 203, Alexandria, VA 22314.

An overview of the COQ National Recognition program, including a quick how-to apply video and overview flowchart is available at To download a copy of the COQ Awards brochure, click here.

For more information, contact Paulette Washington at 703-683-8630, ext. 110 or

NAHMA is the leading voice for affordable housing management, advocating on behalf of multifamily property managers and owners whose mission is to provide quality affordable housing. NAHMA supports legislative and regulatory policy that promotes the development and preservation of decent and safe affordable housing, is a vital resource for technical education and information and fosters strategic relations between government and industry. NAHMA’s membership represents 75 percent of the affordable housing industry, and includes its most distinguished multifamily owners and management companies. Visit for more information.

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Disclaimer: Properties that meet the COQ National Recognition criteria may hold themselves forth to the public as such. However, NAHMA and the AHMAs do not assume and hereby disclaim any and all liability to any person or entity for any claims, damages, liability or other loss including, without limitation, any liability for injury or other damage resulting from any use of or reliance on the information provided through the COQ National Recognition and Awards Program. NAHMA and the AHMAs do not make any express or implied warranties, representations or endorsements whatsoever, or in any way, regarding the properties listed as COQ National Recognition or Award Winners.