Affordable Housing Finance is pleased to announce the finalists of its ninth annual Readers’ Choice Awards for the nation’s best developments of 2012-2013.

The finalists will be featured in the July/August issue of Affordable Housing Finance and online at, and then the winners of each category as well as one overall winner will be selected by the subscribers of the magazine and its e-newsletter during online voting between July 17 and Aug. 16. Voters must be valid subscribers as of July 1.

Family Finalists:

  • Clinton Commons in Oakland, Calif.; developed by Resources for Community Development
  • George Street Commons in York, Penn.; developed by PIRHL, LLC, and York Community Development Corp.
  • Hope Cottages in Joplin, Mo.; developed by Housing Plus, LLC
  • Hunters View Phase I in San Francisco; developed by The John Stewart Co., Devine & Gong, Inc., and Ridge Point Non-Profit Housing Corp.
  • Loussac Place in Anchorage, Alaska; developed by Cook Inlet Housing Authority

Green Finalists:

  • Arbor House in Bronx, N.Y.; developed by Blue Sea Development Co., LLC
  • Arlington Grove in St. Louis; developed by McCormack Baron Salazar, Inc.
  • Harvest Commons Apartments in Chicago; developed by Heartland Housing, Inc., and First Baptist Congregational Church
  • Step Up on Vine in Los Angeles; developed by Hollywood Community Housing Corp. and Step Up on Second

Historic Rehab Finalists:

  • Buzza Lofts in Minneapolis; developed by Dominium
  • Kelly Cullen Community in San Francisco; developed by Tenderloin Neighborhood Development Corp.
  • Luna Lodge in Albuquerque, N.M.; developed by NewLife Homes
  • The Studios at Hotel Berry in Sacramento, Calif.; developed by Jamboree Housing Corp.
  • Water Mill Apartments in Leominster, Mass.; developed by Twin Cities Community Development Corp.

Preservation Finalists:

  • Boston Cape Cod Hudson Portfolio in Massachusetts; developed by Preservation of Affordable Housing
  • Phoenix Apartments in Providence, R.I.; developed by Omni Development Corp. and WinnDevelopment
  • Poway Villas in Poway, Calif.; developed by Community HousingWorks
  • Villages at Roll Hill in Cincinnati; developed by Wallick-Hendy Development Co.

Rural Finalists:

  • Cottages and Gardens at Chesapeake in Elkton, Md.; developed by Homes for America and Severn Development
  • Park Street School in Kennebunk, Maine; developed by Avesta Housing
  • Province Landing in Provincetown, Mass.; developed by The Community Builders
  • Woodstock Commons in Woodstock, N.Y.; developed by Rural Ulster Preservation Co.

Seniors Finalists:

  • Bii Di Gain Dash Anwebi in Minneapolis; developed by CommonBond Communities and American Indian Community Development Corp.
  • The Greens at Irvington Mews in Baltimore; developed by Enterprise Homes
  • Long Beach Senior Arts Colony in Long Beach, Calif.; developed by Meta Housing Corp. and Century Affordable Development, Inc.
  • Merritt Crossing in Oakland; developed by Satellite Affordable Housing Associates

Special-Needs Finalists:

  • 97 Crooke Ave. in Brooklyn, N.Y.; developed by CAMBA Housing Ventures
  • Encanto Pointe in Phoenix; developed by The NRP Group and Native American Connections
  • New Directions Sepulveda I and II in Los Angeles; developed by A Community of Friends and New Directions
  • Renaissance West End Flats in Denver; developed by Colorado Coalition for the Homeless

Urban Finalists:

  • The Jefferson in Seattle; developed by Capitol Hill Housing
  • Kings Terrace in Miami; developed by Pinnacle Housing Group, LLC
  • Mackey Lofts in Pittsburgh; developed by ACTION Housing
  • Park Douglas in Chicago; developed by Michaels Development Co. and Brinshore Development