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NAHMA Announces Entry Deadlines for 2014 Communities of Quality Awards Submissions

The submission deadline for entries to the National Affordable Housing Management Association’s (NAHMA) 2014 Communities of Quality Awards program is Nov. 7, 2014. The Communities of Quality Awards recognize outstanding property management companies providing the highest quality of safe, affordable multifamily rental housing in communities across the country.

To enter the 2014 Communities of Quality (COQ) Awards competition, a property must first apply for and achieve National Recognition as a NAHMA Community of Quality with a minimum score of 325 points on its National Recognition Application. The deadline for submitting an application to a local AHMA to become a Nationally Recognized Community of Quality in time to also submit an awards entry is Sept. 8, 2014.

NAHMA is also pleased to announce that this year’s COQ Awards program will be jointly sponsored by HD Supply Multifamily Solutions, a leading supplier of maintenance and renovation products to the multi-housing industry, and Navigate Affordable Housing Partners, a leading provider of consulting and development services to public housing authorities and HUD’s Section 8 PBCA for Alabama, Mississippi, Virginia and Connecticut.

“It is with great pride that NAHMA continues to promote and manage the Communities of Quality® Program. Year after year, winners of NAHMA’s Communities of Quality® Awards demonstrate the commitment of property owners and managers nationwide to provide low- to moderate income residents with the quality affordable housing that is worthy of resident and community pride,” said NAHMA President Gianna Solari, FHC, SHCM, NAHP-e.

Detailed application information and submission materials for the NAHMA COQ National Recognition and Awards programs are available at the NAHMA website at

National Recognition applications should be submitted to a property’s local AHMA by Sept. 8, 2014, and COQ awards entry materials should be submitted directly to NAHMA by Nov. 7, 2014, c/o NAHMA COQ Awards Entry, 400 N. Columbus Street, Suite 203, Alexandria, VA 22314.

Award winners will be notified in early January 2015 and will receive their awards in a special ceremony at the NAHMA 2015 winter meeting in Washington, DC.

The awards competition will include five categories:

* Exemplary Family Development

* Exemplary Development for the Elderly

* Exemplary Development for Residents with Special Needs

* Exemplary Development for Single Room Occupancy Housing

* Outstanding Turnaround of a Troubled Property

An overview on the COQ National Recognition program is available at

An overview for participating in the COQ Awards program is available at

For questions, please call Paulette Washington at NAHMA at 703-683-8630, ext. 110, or email

Please note – local Affordable Housing Management Associations (AHMAs) will also be honoring NAHMA Communities of Quality® program participants. Please check locally for your AHMA’s program details; a directory of the AHMAs is available at the NAHMA website, at


NAHMA is the leading voice for affordable housing management, advocating on behalf of multifamily property managers and owners whose mission is to provide quality affordable housing. NAHMA supports legislative and regulatory policy that promotes the development and preservation of decent and safe affordable housing, is a vital resource for technical education and information, fosters strategic relations between government and industry and recognizes those who exemplify the best in affordable housing. Founded in 1990, NAHMA’s membership today includes the industry’s most distinguished multifamily owners and management companies.

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About Navigate Affordable Housing Partners

As a Joint Venture Partner with the Jefferson County Housing Authority in Birmingham, Alabama, Navigate is HUD’s Section 8 PBCA for Alabama, Mississippi, Virginia and Connecticut. With a strong reputation for customer service and training, Navigate oversees a portfolio of over 70,000 units. Navigate has a history of developing, owning and managing HUD assisted properties in Alabama and has recently begun providing consulting and development services to public housing authorities. For further information, see

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