Affordable Housing Finance is pleased to announce the finalists of its eighth annual Readers’ Choice Awards for the nation’s best developments of 2011-2012.

The finalists will be featured in the July/August issue of Affordable Housing Finance, 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 11 and Aug. 15. Voters must be valid subscribers as of July 1.

Family Finalists:

  • Emerald Springs in Detroit; developed by Unified Property Group and Detroit Housing Commission
  •  Harmony Oaks in New Orleans; developed by McCormack Baron Salazar, Landwide Development, Harmony Neighborhood Development, and the Housing Authority of New Orleans 
  • Metro 510 in Tampa, Fla.; developed by Sage Partners
  •  Northside Housing Initiative in Milwaukee; developed by Gorman & Co., Inc.

Green Finalists:

  • Dumont Green in Brooklyn, N.Y.; developed by The Hudson Cos.
  • M Station in Austin, Texas; developed by Foundation Communities
  • Sustainable Fellwood in Savannah, Ga.; developed by The Woda Group and Parallel Housing, Inc.
  • Temple I North 16th and Temple II North Gratz Street in Philadelphia; developed by 1260 Housing Development Corp.

Historic Rehab Finalists:

  • Ghost Ranch Lodge in Tucson, Ariz.; developed by Atlantic Development & Investments, Inc.
  • Owe’neh Bupingeh Preservation Project in Ohkay Owingeh, N.M.; developed by Ohkay Owingeh Housing Authority
  • Scott School Apartments in Baton Rouge, La.; developed by Gulf Coast Housing Partnership and Capital Area Alliance for the Homeless
  • Saint Luke’s Manor in Cleveland; developed by Neighborhood Progress, Inc., and Pennrose Properties, LLC

Master-Planned/Mixed-Use Finalists:

  • Brownsville Transit Village in Miami; developed by Carlisle Development Group, LLC
  • Savannah Gardens in Savannah, Ga.; developed by Mercy Housing Southeast, Inc.

Preservation Finalists:

  • Banyan Street Manor Apartments in Honolulu; developed by Vitus Group
  • Harold Washington Apartments in Chicago; developed by Mercy Housing Lakefront
  • New Horizons in Miami; developed by Preservation of Affordable Housing, Inc.
  • Vintage Gardens in Baltimore; developed by Hampstead Cos., National Housing Trust/Enterprise Preservation Corp., and Poppleton Community Development Corp.

Rural Finalists:

  • Alta Vista de la Montana in Delta, Colo.; developed by Community Resources and Housing Development Corp.
  • Richwood Greene in Richwood, Ohio; developed by The Woda Group
  • West York Redevelopment in Walkerton, Ind.; developed by Justus Property Management

Seniors Finalists:

  • Fair Oaks Plaza in Sunnyvale, Calif.; developed by MidPen Housing Corp.
  • The Greens at Hammonds Lane in Baltimore; developed by Enterprise Homes
  • Heritage at McDonough in McDonough, Ga.; developed by The NuRock Cos.
  •  Heritage Park Seniors Campus in Minneapolis; developed by Sherman Associates and Minneapolis Public Housing Authority

Special-Needs Finalists:

  • 15th and Commercial in San Diego; developed by Father Joe’s Villages and Chelsea Investment Corp.
  • The Commons at Livingston in Columbus, Ohio; developed by National Church Residences
  • OpenDoors Housing in Providence, R.I.; developed by OpenDoors
  • Safe Home in Sioux Falls, S.D.; developed by Minnehaha County Housing and Redevelopment Commission
  • Verde Gardens in Homestead, Fla.; developed by Carrfour Supportive Housing

Urban Finalists:

  • The Beacon in Miami; developed by Carlisle Development Group, LLC
  • Doria Apartment Homes in Irvine, Calif.; developed by Jamboree Housing Corp. and Irvine Community Land Trust
  • Gold Seal Lofts in New Orleans; developed by The Domain Cos.
  • The Homes at Old Colony in Boston; developed by Beacon Communities Development, LLC