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AFFORDABLE HOUSING FINANCE Announces ONE Homestead as a 2017 Readers’ Choice Finalist

AFFORDABLE HOUSING FINANCE

AHF Announces 2017 Readers’ Choice Finalists

The 36 projects are some of the best affordable housing developments completed in 2016 and 2017.

By Christine Serlin

Affordable Housing Finance has selected 36 developments as finalists in its 13th annual Readers’ Choice Awards competition.

Competing in 10 categories, they represent some of the best affordable housing developments completed in 2016 and 2017. The finalists were selected based on their impact on their community, creative problem-solving, sustainable and inventive design, and innovative financing,

The finalists were chosen from 120 entries and are located in 15 states.

The developments will be featured in the July/August issue of Affordable Housing Finance magazine, and magazine newsletter subscribers can then vote to select the winners in the 10 categories plus an overall winner. Voting takes place online from July 7 to Aug. 4 and is restricted to subscribers as of June 30.

The winners will be announced in September and honored at AHF Live: The 2017 Affordable Housing Developers Summit, Nov. 14-16, at the Hyatt Regency Chicago.

Urban Finalists

  • Alta Mira Senior and Family Apartments in Hayward, Calif., by Eden Housing
  • Bayside Anchor Apartments in Portland, Maine, by Portland Housing Authority and Avesta Housing
  • Donner Lofts in San Jose, Calif., by MidPen Housing
  • ONE Homestead in Homestead, Pa., by a.m. RODRIGUEZ ASSOCIATES

Family Finalists

  • Courtside Apartments in Miami by Housing Trust Group and AM Affordable Housing
  • Manzanita in Escondido, Calif., by Community HousingWorks
  • Marea Alta in San Leandro, Calif., by BRIDGE Housing
  • Onizuka Crossing in Sunnyvale, Calif., by MidPen Housing
  • Selma Community Housing in Los Angeles by Abode Communities

Green Finalists

  • Kreider Commons in Lebanon, Pa., by The Woda Group
  • Tapestry on the Hudson in Troy, N.Y., by The Community Builders
  • Village Centre in Brewer, Maine, by Community Housing of Maine

Historic Rehab Finalists

  • Evergreen Lofts in Buffalo, N.Y., by Evergreen Health and Southern Tier Environments for Living
  • Hotel Churchill in San Diego by San Diego Housing Commission
  • Lofts on Arthington in Chicago by Mercy Housing Lakefront
  • Rosenwald Courts in Chicago by Iceberg Development, Goel Investments, RCAP, Lightengale Group, and Roos Enterprises

Mixed-Use Finalists

  • Gloria Robinson Court Homes IV in Jersey City, N.J., by Pennrose Properties and Jersey City Housing Authority
  • Harbor Place in Haverhill, Mass., by Planning Office for Urban Affairs and Greater Haverhill Foundation
  • The Marion West in Seattle by Low Income Housing Institute

Preservation Finalists

  • Hawthorne East Apartments in Portland, Ore., by Northwest Housing Alternatives
  • Marcus Garvey Apartments in Brooklyn, N.Y., by L+M Development Partners
  • River Crest Apartments in Detroit by Building Blocks Non-Profit Housing Corp. and Chesapeake Community Advisors

Public Housing Redevelopment Finalists

  • Aeroterra in Phoenix by City of Phoenix Housing Department
  • Cornerstone Village, Phase I, in Pittsburgh by McCormack Baron Salazar and Allies and Ross Management & Development Corp.
  • Madison Heights in Avondale, Ariz., by Gorman & Co. and the Housing Authority of Maricopa County
  • Raven Terrace in Seattle by Seattle Housing Authority

Rural Finalists

  • Green Gables in Greenville, Ill., by Bond County Housing Authority and Patchwork
  • Hallmark Tennessee Preservation Portfolio in Tennessee by Hallmark Cos.
  • Silver Lakes in Madison, Ga., by The Woda Group and Parallel Housing

Seniors Finalists

  • The Dr. George W. Davis Senior Residence and Senior Center in San Francisco by McCormack Baron Salazar and Bayview Hunters Point Multipurpose Senior Services
  • Draper Hall in New York City by SKA Marin
  • The Openhouse Community at 55 Laguna in San Francisco by Mercy Housing California and Openhouse

Special-Needs Finalists

  • Access Housing in Chicago by Home First
  • Crest Apartments in Van Nuys, Calif., by Skid Row Housing Trust
  • Renaissance at North Colorado Station in Denver by Renaissance Housing Development Corp. and Colorado Coalition for the Homeless
  • Rockwood Apartments in Anaheim, Calif., by Jamboree Housing and Innovative Housing Opportunities

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Christine Serlin is a content specialist for Affordable Housing Finance. She has covered the affordable housing industry since 2001. Before that, she worked at several daily newspapers, including the Contra Costa Times and the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review. Connect with Christine at cserlin@hanleywood.com or follow her on Twitter @ChristineSerlin.

Christine Serlin