In May, the Affordable Housing Tax Credit Coalition announced the winners of the Charles L. Edson Tax Credit Excellence Awards. Each winner received a $5,000 grant to bring extra services, amenities, or facilities to the development.
The awards, which attracted 48 entries this year from 23 states, celebrate the best in affordable housing development. A panel of five judges selected four winning projects and 10 runners-up.
Crosspoint Human Services won the prize for Rural Housing by turning an empty building just outside of downtown Danville, Ill., into 46 historic, energyefficient apartments at the New Holland Apartments.
Community HousingWorks, a developer based in Escondido, Calif., won the prize for Metropolitan/Urban Housing for 56 energy-efficient garden apartments at Solara, in Poway, Calif.
The Treehouse Foundation and Beacon Communities Development won the prize for Special Needs Housing for Treehouse at Easthampton Meadow in Easthampton, Mass., which mixed rentals for families caring for and intending to adopt kids from the foster care system with 48 units of seniors housing.
The Tampa Housing Authority won the prize for Senior Housing with the Oaks at Riverview in Tampa, Fla. It replaced 360 public housing apartments at Riverview Terrace and Tom Dyer Homes with 96 forsale townhouses and 250 new rental apartments, including 76 units of senior housing.
¦ Metropolitan/Urban Housing: Broadway Crossing, Seattle; Kennedy/Olean Townhomes, Rochester, N.Y.; Mountain View Village, Anchorage, Alaska; New Columbia, Portland, Ore.
¦ Rural Housing: Chandler Heights I, Seaford, Del.
¦ Special Needs Housing: Kingsbury Place, Grand Rapids, Mich.; St. Leo Campus for Veterans, Chicago; The Genesee Apartments, Seattle.
¦ Senior Housing: Allentown Center Square Apartments, Allentown, Penn.; Capper/ Carrollsburg Seniors, Washington, D.C.