Affordable Housing Finance has selected 34 developments as finalists in its Readers’ Choice Awards.

Competing in nine categories, they represent some of the best affordable housing developments completed in 2015 and 2016. The finalists were selected based on their impact on their community, creative problem-solving, sustainable and inventive design, and innovative financing,

Chosen out of 87 nominations, the finalists are located in 14 states and Guam.

The developments will be featured in the July/August issue of Affordable Housing Finance and online at, and then magazine and e-newsletter subscribers will select the winners of each category as well as one overall winner during online voting between July 1 and Aug. 1. Voters must be valid subscribers as of June 30.

This is the 12th year for the Readers’ Choice Awards.

Family Finalists

  • Ashland Place in San Leandro, Calif.; developed by Resources for Community Development
  • Homestead Oaks Apartments in Austin, Texas; developed by Foundation Communities
  • North Santa Fe Apartments in Vista, Calif.; developed by Community HousingWorks
  • Uphams Crossing in Dorchester, Mass.; developed by Planning Office for Urban Affairs

Green Finalists

  • Eleven33 in New York City; developed by The Domain Cos.
  • Orchards at Orenco in Hillsboro, Ore.; developed by REACH Community Development
  • Parkside Studios in Sunnyvale, Calif.; developed by Charities Housing

Historic Rehab Finalists

  • Arcade Apartments in St. Louis, Mo.; developed by Dominium
  • Linda Vista in Los Angeles; developed by AMCAL Multi-Housing and East Los Angeles Community Corp.
  • Loft Five50 in Lawrence, Mass; developed by WinnDevelopment
  • The Lofts at Loomworks in Worcester, Mass.; developed by The Community Builders
  • SPA Apartments in Clifton Springs, N.Y.; developed by Rochester's Cornerstone Group and Home Leasing, LLC

Preservation Finalists

  • Greystone Apartments in Rome, Ga.; developed by In-Fill Housing and Tapestry Development Group
  • Ligutti Tower in Des Moines, Iowa; developed by Newbury Living and Phoenix Family Housing
  • PACC Resyndication in New York City; developed by L+M Development Partners and IMPACCT Brooklyn (formerly known as Pratt Area Community Council)

Public Housing Redevelopment Finalists

  • Collingwood Green in Toledo, Ohio; developed by the Lucas Metro Housing Authority
  • Gwendolyn Place in Chicago; developed by The Michaels Development Co. and Brinshore Development
  • San Francisco RAD Phase I in San Francisco; led by the Mayor’s Office of Housing and Community Development and the San Francisco Housing Authority
  • Schoolhouse Terrace in Yonkers, N.Y.; developed by The Community Builders and Municipal Housing Authority for the City of Yonkers (N.Y.)

Rural Finalists

  • Bowman Senior Residences in Nogales, Ariz.; developed by Gorman & Co. and Nogales Community Development
  • Forest Ridge in Hernando, Fla.; developed by Green Mills Group and Royal American Development

Seniors Finalists

  • Caswell Court in Anchorage, Alaska; developed by Cook Inlet Housing Authority
  • Council Towers VII and The Woodlands in New York City; developed by The Arker Cos. and Metropolitan Council on Jewish Poverty
  • Lakeside Senior Apartments in Oakland, Calif.; developed by Satellite Affordable Housing Associates
  • Summer Town Estates in Dededo, Guam; developed by Core Tech Development

Special-Needs Finalists

  • Cedar Crossing in Phoenix; developed Native American Connections
  • Commons at Garden Lake in Toledo, Ohio; developed by National Church Residences
  • Creston Avenue Residence in New York City; developed by Volunteers of America—Greater New York and Robert Sanborn Development
  • DePaul Rochester View Apartments in Henrietta, N.Y.; developed by DePaul Properties
  • The Six in Los Angeles; developed by Skid Row Housing Trust

Urban Finalists

  • 409 Cumberland Avenue Apartments in Portland, Maine; developed by Avesta Housing Development Corp.
  • 1100 Ocean Avenue Apartments in San Francisco; developed by Mercy Housing California and Bernal Heights Neighborhood Center
  • The East Harlem Center for Living & Learning at Washington Houses in New York City; developed by Jonathan Rose Cos., Harlem RBI, and Civic Builders
  • Studio 819 Apartments in Mountain View, Calif.; developed by Eden Housing and ROEM Corp.