Twenty-two state housing finance agencies were recognized for program excellence by the National Council of State Housing Agencies (NCSHA) this month.
Awards were presented in seven categories: communications, homeownership, legislative advocacy, management innovation, rental housing, special-needs housing, and special achievement.
NCSHA Annual Awards for Program Excellence winners were selected from 147 entries.
Three agencies were recognized for their work in rental housing:
- Encouraging New Production
North Dakota Housing Finance Agency: North Dakota Housing Incentive Fund
- Multifamily Management
Michigan State Housing Development Authority: Automated Audit Process
- Preservation & Rehabilitation
Virginia Housing Development Authority (VHDA): Maximizing Rural Housing Resources in Virginia
Three agencies were recognized for their work in special-needs housing:
- Special-Needs Housing: Combating Homelessness
VHDA: South Hampton Roads Regional Supportive Studio
Apartment (SSA) Partnership
- Special-Needs Housing: Housing for Persons with Special Needs (two winners)
Delaware State Housing Authority: State Rental Assistance Program
Illinois Housing Development Authority: Home First Illinois
Two agencies were honored for special achievement:
- Special Achievement(two winners)
Kentucky Housing Corporation: KY Home Performance
MassHousing: Hoarding Initiatives Task Force
A full list of winners is available on the NCSHA website.