NAHMA Announces Deadline for 2020 Communities of Quality Awards Submissions

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National Sponsors of NAHMA’s 2020 Communities of Quality® Awards Program

The submission deadline for entries to the National Affordable Housing Management Association (NAHMA)’s 2020 Communities of Quality Awards program is Nov. 5. 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 2020 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. Judging for the COQ Awards is based on a point system that takes into account your National COQ Recognition Program application and the required COQ Awards application essay. All affordable multifamily properties may compete—it doesn’t matter how big or small your community may be, where it is located, or which affordable rental program (HUD, RD or LIHTC) it participates in.

The deadline for submitting an application to a local AHMA for consideration in the national program is Sept. 3.

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 on the NAHMA website, at

NAHMA is pleased to announce that this year’s COQ Awards program will be 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.

“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,” Timothy Zaleski, SHCM, 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 COQ Awards competition includes 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

National Recognition applications are due to a property’s local AHMA by Sept. 3, 2020. COQ Awards entry materials should be submitted to the National Affordable Housing Management Association by Nov. 5, 2020. Please email your PDF application to NAHMA at, or mail a USB flash drive containing your PDF application to NAHMA COQ Award, Attn. Paulette Washington, 400 N. Columbus St., Suite 203, Alexandria, VA 22314.

Award winners will be notified in early January 2021 and will receive their awards in a special ceremony at the NAHMA Biannual Top Issues in Affordable Housing Winter Conference, March 10-12, 2021, in Washington, D.C.

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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About Mohawk Industries
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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.