HERE THEY ARE—the finalists of AFFORDABLE HOUSING FINANCE'S seventh annual Readers' Choice Awards.

AFFORDABLE HOUSING FINANCE received more than 140 nominations this year, and, with the help of the magazine's editors, we carefully selected 35 finalists in nine categories for the nation's best developments of 2010 and 2011. This year's finalists represent 18 states, plus the District of Columbia, and they house families; seniors; farmworkers; the formerly homeless; grandparents raising their grandchildren; and lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender youths.

Many of the finalists overcame obstacles related to the nation's financial meltdown and drop in low-income housing tax credit equity pricing in 2008 and early 2009.

The developments were chosen on our assessment of several key characteristics, including adding to the affordable housing stock, offering outstanding social services, and using cost-effective and innovative design.

Now it's up to you to choose the most deserving in each category and which development should be the overall winner.

The winners will be highlighted in the November/ December issue and will be honored at the conclusion of AHF Live: The 2011 Affordable Housing Developers' Summit on Nov. 4 at the Swissotel in Chicago.

Check Out the Finalists:

Family Finalists

Columbia Parc At The Bayou District

Frazier Courtyard Homes

Ivy Terrace

Peninsula Station

Green Finalist

Branch Of Hope Apartments

Lexington Farms Subdivision

Silver Gardens Phase I

Vintage Oaks Senior Apartments

Historic Rehab Finalist

Courthouse Lofts

Historic Lofts Of Waco High

The Minnesota Building

Riverside Plaza

Master-Planned/Mixed-Use Finalist

Markham Gardens

The Rockwood Building

Villard Square Grandfamily Milwaukee

Preservation Finalist

Kukui Gardens Apartments

NYCHA Federalization

Temple Landing

Rural Finalist

Foss Creek Court

Mackinaw Retirement Village

Northwood Place

Vineyard Green Townhomes

Seniors Finalist

The Coronet

Medford Senior Residences

North Hills Highlands

Seasons At Compton

Special-Needs Finalist

The Commons At Buckingham

Fairmount Apartments

Johnston Center Residences

Renaissance Uptown Lofts

True Colors Residence

Urban Finalist

3Tree Flats

Bishop's Creek Family Housing

Oak Hill Jackson Brickstones

Ten Fifty B