NAHMA Announces Deadline for 2023 Communities of Quality Awards Submissions




National Sponsors of NAHMA’s 2023 Communities of Quality® Awards Program

The submission deadline for entries to the National Affordable Housing Management Association (NAHMA)’s 2023 Communities of Quality Awards program is Nov. 2, 2023. The Communities of Quality (COQ) Awards recognize outstanding property management companies providing the highest quality of safe, affordable multifamily rental housing in communities nationwide.

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 to be eligible for the awards competition. The deadline for submitting a COQ National Recognition application to a local AHMA for consideration in the national program is Sept. 7.

If a property initially received less than 325 points when its COQ National Recognition application was first submitted, the property may elect to update the original application to earn more points if improvements have since been made. Detailed instructions for updating the initial COQ National Recognition application are included in the COQ Awards application brochure.

“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 maintain them―be publicly recognized for providing quality housing that offers a safe, healthy environment,” Larry Sisson, FHC, SHCM, NAHP-e, CGPM, chair of the NAHMA Board of Directors, said. “They are communities supplying essential programs and services for their residents. These awards bring well-deserved valuable attention to the important work we are all doing.”

The COQ 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 2024, and will receive their awards in a special ceremony at the NAHMA Biannual Top Issues in Affordable Housing Winter Conference, March 6-8, 2024, in Washington, D.C.

This year’s COQ Awards program is jointly sponsored by Navigate Affordable Housing Partners, a nonprofit engaged in developing, owning, and managing affordable housing, and also a federal contractor providing compliance and financial services on behalf of the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) as the Section 8 Performance-Based Contract Administrator (PBCA) for multiple states; and Yardi, which develops and supports industry-leading compliance, accounting and property management software for every type and size of affordable housing provider.

The National COQ Recognition Program application was recently revised, making it easier to read, understand, and complete. The changes also make it accessible for non-HUD properties to participate in the national recognition program.

The AHMAs will also honor their local NAHMA Communities of Quality program participants. Please check the local AHMA’s program details; a directory of the AHMAs is available on the NAHMA website

For more information about the COQ program and awards, contact Paulette Washington at 703-683-8630, ext. 110 or

All COQ nationally recognized properties are eligible to highlight their accomplishments through 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.

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.

About Navigate Affordable Housing Partners
Based in Birmingham, Ala., Navigate Affordable Housing Partners is a nonprofit engaged in developing, owning, and managing affordable housing. Navigate is also a federal contractor providing compliance and financial services on behalf of HUD as the Section 8 PBCA for multiple states. Navigate’s core values—Service, Respect, Transparency, Quality, and Innovation—are applied to every aspect of their work and have resulted in an exemplary reputation in the housing industry. For further information, visit

About Yardi
Yardi develops and supports industry-leading compliance, accounting and property management software for every type and size of affordable housing provider. Yardi solutions streamline compliance with HOME, USDA Rural Housing, HUD 50059 and Low-Income Housing Tax Credit programs. Clients choose Yardi for quality products, expert support and stability. They stay with us for evolving solutions that outpace the ever-changing technology landscape. For more information on how Yardi is Energized for Tomorrow, visit or call 800-866-1144.

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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.