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2021 NMA Housing Awards



Recognizing outstanding achievements in housing

We are excited to open submissions for the 2021 NMA Housing Awards, which recognize the excellence of individual agencies in the affordable housing industry. NMA CEO John McKay will present this year’s awards in a virtual ceremony this August. Our staff can’t wait to celebrate you.

In a year when so many faced extraordinary challenges, PHAs were part of the network of support, while continuing to work toward the long-term goals of the agency. Now we look forward to honoring you for your work.

Deadline for 2021 submissions: Wednesday, June 30
Applications must be emailed or postmarked by this date; late submissions will not be considered.

Announcement of winners: August (date TBA)
Award recipients will be notified at the beginning of August and announced at a virtual awards ceremony, which we invite all our PHA partners to attend.

Awards

NMA Development Award (large agency)
NMA Development Award (small agency)
NMA Resident Service Award (large agency)
NMA Resident Service Award (small agency)

In addition to the award, winners will receive a feature profile on our website and branded content with announcements for your social media or website, as well as a press release template so you can share your success with your community.

Applications

Procedure: Candidates may be nominated or may apply directly. Submit the following:

  1. Housing authority or association information and contact
  2. Narrative essay of 1,500 words or fewer addressing each of the criteria
  3. Three letters of support from individuals or organizations familiar with the agency's work
  4. OPTIONAL: Supporting materials, such as photographs, websites, videos, PowerPoint presentations, etc.

Submit the application to marketing@nanmckay.com (no .zip files, please) or to:

Nan McKay & Associates, Inc.
Attn: NMA Housing Awards
1810 Gillespie Way, Suite 202
El Cajon, CA 92020

NMA Development Award

We honor outstanding achievement in affordable housing with the NMA Development Award. These achievements include new development or construction, green initiatives, property improvements, or outside-the-box financing.
 
One award will go to an agency with 2,500 or more units, and one to an agency with 2,499 or fewer (based on the total number of housing units).

Eligibility: 
  • Nominee must be a housing authority or association that administers affordable housing programs
  • Entry must be limited to one specific development initiative

Criteria:
Respond to the following in 1,500 total words or fewer, describing:

  • Your housing authority or association's most significant accomplishment in development over the past 12 months
  • The individual achievement by employees that helped your agency reach its goal
  • The lasting impact of such development on the community served

NMA Resident Service Award

The NMA Resident Service Award recognizes leaders in the affordable housing industry whose community outreach and similar efforts improve the future of the families they serve. Such initiatives include self-sufficiency programs, community projects, education, or other resident or participant initiatives.
 
One award will go to an agency with 2,500 or more units, and one to an agency with 2,499 or fewer (based on the total number of housing units).

Eligibility: 
  • Nominee must be a housing authority or association that administers affordable housing programs
  • Entry must be limited to one specific service initiative

Criteria:
Respond to the following in 1,500 total words or fewer, describing:

  • Your housing authority or association's most significant accomplishment in service over the past 12 months
  • The individual achievement by employees that helped your agency reach its goal
  • The lasting impact of such social achievements on the community served



NMA CEO John McKay (left) and Founder and President Nan McKay (right) with Fort Wayne Housing Authority, 2019 winners of the Development Award.

2019 Winners

2019 Development Award
Large Agency

Posterity Scholar House
Fort Wayne Housing Authority

2019 Development Award
Small Agency

Hickory Street- Phase 3
Rutland Housing Authority

2019 Resident Service Award
Large Agency

Homeless Action Team (HAT)
Metropolitan Council Housing and Redevelopment Authority

2019 Resident Service Award
Small Agency

Job Club and Lunches with Bosses
New Albany Housing Authority
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