NAHMA Names Communities of Quality Awards Winners
National Sponsors of NAHMA’s 2020 Communities of Quality® Awards Program
The National Affordable Housing Management Association (NAHMA) announces three communities were selected as 2020 winners of its annual Communities of Quality® (COQ) Awards program. Since 1992, these awards have honored the best multifamily affordable housing communities across the country.
Entrants are judged on how they manage the physical, financial and social conditions of their properties, and on how well they convey their success in offering the highest quality of life for their residents.
The 2020 COQ Awards will be presented in a virtual ceremony on March 8 during NAHMA’s Biannual Top Issues in Affordable Housing virtual winter conference, March 8-11. For details on the NAHMA meeting, visit https://www.nahma.org/meetings/.
“There is no other award that focuses so comprehensively on the everyday life and management expertise of affordable housing properties,” NAHMA Executive Director Kris Cook, CAE, said.
This year’s COQ Awards program is jointly sponsored by HD Supply Multifamily Solutions, a leading supplier of maintenance and renovation products to the multihousing industry, and Mohawk Industries, a leading global manufacturer that creates products to enhance residential and commercial spaces around the world.
NAHMA congratulates the winners.
- Exemplary Family Development: Eggerts Crossing Village, Lawrenceville, N.J.; Owner: Lawrence Housing Associates (LHA); Management: PRD Management Inc.; AHMA: JAHMA
- Exemplary Development for the Elderly: St. Peter Manor, Memphis, Tenn.; Owner: St. Peter Manor LP; Management Company: Wesley Living; AHMA: SAHMA
- Outstanding Turnaround of a Troubled Property: Moorhead Tower Apartments, Pittsburgh, Penn.; Owner: Moorhead Preservation Limited Partnership; Management Company: Beacon Residential Management LLC; AHMA: PAHMA
A brief summary of the award-winning developments follows.
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About Mohawk Industries
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Eggerts Crossing Village
Exemplary Family Development
Eggerts Crossing Village
Owner: Lawrence Housing Associates (LHA)
Management: PRD Management Inc.
Eggerts Crossing Village (ECV) was built in 1974, and 46 years later, the property is home to many families, offering them a welcoming community with special programs, events, and amenities.
ECV has been dedicated to providing its residents with a beautiful community that meets all of their needs. Located in Lawrenceville, N.J., just outside of Trenton, Eggerts Crossing Village was the first subsidized family rental housing development in Lawrence Township. ECV has helped to revitalize the township by creating a community that residents are proud to call home.
The property offers 100 units of one- to five-bedroom townhouses and garden apartments. Of those, 40 units have a contract with the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) for subsidies, while the remaining 60 units are rented at market rate.
Approximately 368 residents live at ECV, with 170 of them being children.
With its recent renovations, numerous academic and community programs, and dedicated staff, Eggerts Crossing Village is an exemplary property for families and individuals.
St. Peter Manor
Exemplary Development for the Elderly
St. Peter Manor
Owner: St. Peter Manor LP
Management Company: Wesley Living
The newly renovated St. Peter Manor sits on what was once a Catholic Orphanage. Today, a sprawling 10-story apartment complex occupies the site, complete with a chapel, community center, and wonderfully landscaped green space for residents’ relaxation and pleasure. Located in the Midtown district’s heart, which is the cultural and entertainment center of Memphis, St. Peter Manor Is conveniently located within walking distance of shopping and entertainment.
St. Peter Manor also shares a development site with the Target House, where families are housed when their children are receiving cancer treatment at St Jude’s Children Research Hospital.
Originally built in the late 1970s, St. Peter Manor provides homes to 283 elderly families with a Section 202/8 subsidy.
With an emphasis on overall health—for reduction of risk factors for dementia and cardiovascular disease and fall prevention, St. Peter Manor offers physical fitness, health education classes and has an exercise physiologist to assist residents with fitness workouts, healthy eating and life alternatives, line dancing, and a chair volleyball league.
Moorhead Tower Apartments
Outstanding Turnaround of a Troubled Property
Moorhead Tower Apartments
Owner: Moorhead Preservation Limited Partnership
Management Company: Beacon Residential Management LLC
Moorhead Towers Apartments, a 141-unit affordable housing high-rise building in Pittsburgh, was once a property that management agents did not want in their portfolio.
Physically, the property’s functional obsolescence prevented management from having a practical approach to serving the resident population, most of whom are visually and hearing impaired. The building’s physical obsolescence was eliminated through refinancing, and an environment that was more responsive to resident’s needs was created.
While effectively managing the property’s physical and fiscal needs, Beacon’s management approach at Moorhead has allowed a vulnerable resident population to become empowered, engaged, and integrated into a community that was under-served for many years.
Through these efforts, what once was a tired property in a deteriorated area of Pittsburgh has become a vibrant, community-minded, resident-focused property, with residents who are empowered to live more independently. As a result, Moorhead has become the gold standard of affordable housing in the Pittsburgh market.
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