Affordable Housing Finance is pleased to announce the finalists of its 10th annual Readers’ Choice Awards for the nation’s best developments of 2013-2014.

The 34 finalists in nine categories were selected out of approximately 130 nominations. They will be featured in the July/August issue of Affordable Housing Finance and online at, and then subscribers of the magazine and e-newsletter will select the winners of each category as well as one overall winner during online voting between July 14 and Aug. 11. Voters must be valid subscribers as of July 1.

Family Finalists:

  • Avocado Court in Escondido, Calif.; developed by Community HousingWorks
  • Caroline Severance Manor in Los Angeles; developed by Mercy Housing California
  • Des Moines Greystones, LLC, in Des Moines, Iowa; developed by Hatch Development
  • Serrano Woods in Orange, Calif.; developed by C&C Development and Orange Housing Development Corp.

Green Finalists:

  • Franklin Street Family Apartments in Mountain View, Calif.; developed by ROEM Development Corp.
  • Kalos in San Diego; developed by Community HousingWorks
  • Heritage Senior Residences in New Orleans; developed by Columbia Residential and Bayou District Foundation of New Orleans with the Housing Authority of New Orleans
  • Valley Oaks Homes in Sonoma, Calif.; developed by Satellite Affordable Housing Associates

Historic Rehab Finalists:

  • Bloom's Apartments in Tallulah, La.; developed by Brownstone Affordable Housing
  • Dunbar Village in Los Angeles; developed by Thomas Safran & Associates and Coalition for Responsible Community Development
  • Schmidt Artist Lofts in St. Paul, Minn.; developed by Dominium
  • The Tallcorn in Marshalltown, Iowa; developed by CommonBond Communities

Master-Planned/Mixed-Use Finalists:

  • Centennial Place/Fresh Food Factor in New Orleans; developed by Renaissance Neighborhood Development Corp.
  • Escobedo at Verde Vista in Mesa, Ariz.; developed by Gorman & Co. and ARM of Save the Family
  • The Grant at Woodlawn Park in Chicago; developed by Preservation of Affordable Housing

Preservation Finalists:

  • The Arlington in San Francisco; developed by Mercy Housing California
  • Arverne View in Queens, N.Y.; developed by L+M Development Partners
  • Georgia Preservation Portfolio throughout the state; developed by WWJ, LLC.
  • Pullman Wheelworks in Chicago; developed by Mercy Housing Lakefront and National Housing Trust/Enterprise Preservation Corp.

Rural Finalists:

  • The Landing in Mount Vernon, Ind.; developed by 21st Century Leadership Posey County, Flaherty & Collins Development, and J. Higgs Development
  • Heritage Woods of Freeport in Freeport, Ill.; developed by The Laubacher Co.

Seniors Finalists:

  • Coastside Senior Housing in Half Moon Bay, Calif.; developed by Mercy Housing California and Lesley Senior Communities
  • Ernestine Anderson Place in Seattle; developed by Low Income Housing Institute
  • Lincoln Towers in Wilmington, Del.; developed by Michaels Development Co. and Wilmington Housing Authority
  • Perris Station in Perris, Calif.; developed by Highridge Costa Housing Partners

Special-Needs Finalists:

  • Buffett Place in Chicago; developed by Brinshore Development and Thresholds
  • Lincoln Apartments in Indianapolis; developed by Building Blocks Nonprofit Housing Corp.
  • Rising Cedar Apartments in Minneapolis; developed by Project for Pride in Living
  • Star Apartments in Los Angeles; developed by Skid Row Housing Trust
  • Valley Brook Village in Lyons, N.J.; developed by Peabody Properties, Windover Construction, and Community Hope

Urban Finalists:

  • Arlington Mill Residences in Arlington, Va.; developed by Arlington Partnership for Affordable Housing
  • Gracie’s Village in Tempe, Ariz.; developed by Gorman & Co.
  • Nicetown Court II in Philadelphia; developed by The Community Builders, Nicetown Community Development Corp., and Universal Cos.
  • The Savoy in Oakland, Calif.; developed by Satellite Affordable Housing Associates