Jack Kemp Excellence in Affordable and Workforce Housing Awards 2019 Finalist: Aldrich 51

Aldrich 51 is a LEED Silver, mixed-income workforce housing development, located in Austin’s Mueller Redevelopment Community, a 700-acre award-winning mixed-use urban village located just three miles from downtown. The development’s seamless integration through both building design and unit finishes allows residents with 30% AMI or 100% AMI to live side-by-side, including 10 units for Permanent Supportive Housing….
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Jack Kemp Excellence in Affordable and Workforce Housing Awards 2019 Finalist: Beach Green Dunes

Beach Green Dunes is a new construction in the Edgemere section of Queens, an increasingly expensive rental market. It is part of a larger comprehensive urban renewal area known as the Arverne Urban Renewal Area. The Arverne East Redevelopment Area consists of approximately 47 acres of City-owned oceanfront property within the 308-acre Arverne Urban Renewal Area. Both the Edgemere and Arverne neighborhoods have seen recent large-scale redevelopment of vacant land, and rehabilitation of vacant buildings and those damaged by Hurricane Sandy….
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Jack Kemp Excellence in Affordable and Workforce Housing Awards 2019 – Chairman’s Award Winner: The Chicon

The Chicon is a mixed-income, mixed-use project one block from what was once the worst open-air drug market in Austin, Texas. Two three-story buildings are home to 28 owner-occupied units above 8 owner-occupied commercial spaces. These buildings have been named The Joyce and The Gibbs after local African-American leaders….
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Jack Kemp Excellence in Affordable and Workforce Housing Awards 2019 Finalist: Gateway North Apartments

Located in a central downtown district, 30 minutes outside of Boston, the Gateway North Apartments has transformed a formerly vacant site into an important community asset. Resulting from a 2008 master plan, and a 9-year planning, permitting, and financing effort, the project is the first-ever multifamily property funded by Massachusetts’ Workforce Housing Initiative and fills an important market gap with high-quality homes for low-and middle-income households….
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Jack Kemp Excellence in Affordable and Workforce Housing Awards 2019 Winner: The Lindley

The Lindley, a new luxury, mixed-income multifamily building in Chevy Chase, MD, is the result of a unique public-private partnership between the Housing Opportunities Commission of Montgomery County, EYA LLC, and The Morris and Gwendolyn Cafritz Foundation. The property was funded without tax credits or direct subsidies, and is one of the first buildings of its kind to include private equity as a major funding source while remaining under the principal control of a public housing authority. It is exemplary of building affordable units in a high-opportunity area near a future public transit hub with best-in-class amenities….
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Jack Kemp Excellence in Affordable and Workforce Housing Awards 2019 Winner: Plaza Roberto Maestas

Plaza Roberto Maestas is a landmark equitable transit-oriented development project in the Beacon Hill a rapidly gentrifying neighborhood of Seattle, WA. It is owned by El Centro de la Raza, a civil rights organization grounded in the Latino community that provides a range of services including child and youth programs, human and emergency services, and skills building. In addition to providing housing, the project supports local and small businesses through the creation of new retail and commercial spaces….
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Jack Kemp Excellence in Affordable and Workforce Housing Awards 2019 Winner: The Watson

The Watson represents a major urban place-making initiative developed on the site of a long-vacant former office building adjacent to a largely dormant, ship-building complex facility. The development is a truly inclusive community that integrates low-, moderate- and higher-income renters under one roof….
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Robert C. Larson Awards 2019 Winner: Philadelphia Redevelopment Authority’s Land + Credit = Workforce Homeownership Program

The goal of this program is to create 6,000 units of new workforce homeownership units. The program uses a multi-pronged approach, which includes locational analysis, customized pricing, restrictive covenants, and credit enhancement. The first workforce housing project under this program went to settlement in September 2015. The program so far has led to 13 projects with 148 units of workforce housing with an additional 62 market rate units in mixed-income projects….
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Robert C. Larson Awards 2019 Winner: New York City Housing Development Corporation’s Mitchell-Lama Reinvestment Program

YC Housing Development Corporation (HDC) created the Mitchell-Lama Reinvestment Program in 2017, which built upon its existing programs, while taking a more holistic approach towards properties’ immediate and long-term needs. The new MLRP program will rapidly deploy new capital to provide low-cost, long-term financing needed to anchor the affordability of the approximately 100 remaining Mitchell-Lama developments, consisting of more than 45,000 homes….
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Robert C. Larson Awards 2018 Finalist: New Jersey Housing and Mortgage Finance Agency

Boston, Massachusetts: Department of Neighborhood Development: Boston’s Neighborhood Homes Initiative offers a creative solution to offering middle-income housing on city-owned parcels of land that are too small for high density developments. The program emphasizes a high level of community outreach, incorporating residents into the design process — architects develop prototypes that complement the existing street context, and the prototypes are presented in community meetings for feedback….
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