Only One Week Left to Enter NAHMA COQ Awards

Alexandria, Va., Oct. 27, 2016 &• Applications for the National Affordable Housing Management Association's (NAHMA) Communities of Quality (COQ) Awards are due next Friday, Nov. 4. There are only six business days left to finalize and send in all of the required elements for a complete application.

To ensure your application is completed correctly, follow the step-by-step How to Enter instructions then check off the boxes provided on the entry form portion of the application brochure. To download a copy of the COQ Awards brochure, visit

The COQ Awards recognize outstanding property management companies providing the highest quality of safe, affordable multifamily rental housing in communities across the country. 

To enter the 2016 COQ Awards competition, a property must be a COQ National Recognition program member with a minimum score of 325 points on its National Recognition application. For properties that have not yet achieved nationally recognized COQ status, the deadline for submitting an application to a local Affordable Housing Management Association (AHMA) for consideration in this year's awards cycle has passed. However, it is never too late to start thinking about next year. Applications for the National Recognition program can be submitted year round. 

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

The AHMAs will be honoring their local NAHMA Communities of Quality program participants. Please check with your local AHMA for its program details. A directory of the AHMAs is available on the NAHMA website, at

“NAHMA believes it is essential that outstanding affordable properties&•and the individuals who establish them&•be publicly recognized for providing quality housing that offers a safe, healthy environment,” Ken Pagano, CPM, SHCM, NAHP-e, president of NAHMA, said. “All of our properties are more than bricks and mortar. They are communities supplying essential programs and services for their residents. These awards bring valuable well-deserved attention to the important work we are all doing.”

This year's NAHMA COQ Awards program is jointly sponsored by HD Supply Multifamily Solutions, a leading supplier of maintenance and renovation products to the multihousing industry, and Navigate Affordable Housing Partners, a leading provider of consulting and development services to public housing authorities and the HUD Section 8 Project-based contract administrator (PBCA) for Alabama, Mississippi, Virginia and Connecticut.

The awards competition includes 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
COQ Awards entry materials should be submitted directly to NAHMA by Nov. 4, c/o NAHMA COQ Awards Entry, 400 N. Columbus St., Suite 203, Alexandria, VA 22314. 

Award winners will be notified in early January 2017 and will receive their awards in a special ceremony at the NAHMA 2017 winter meeting, March 5-7, in Washington, D.C.

For more information, contact Paulette Washington at 703-683-8630, ext. 110 or

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 and fosters strategic relations between government and industry. Founded in 1990, NAHMA's membership today includes the industry's most distinguished multifamily owners and management companies. Visit for more information.

About HD Supply Multifamily Solutions
With 50,000-plus items and free, next-day delivery on most items to most areas, HD Supply Multifamily Solutions is your source for maintenance supplies, fabrication, installation and renovation services. Our 700-plus account representatives serve more than 130 markets, providing personalized service backed by the strength of a national company. For more information visit,

About Navigate Affordable Housing Partners
Based in Birmingham, Ala., Navigate Affordable Housing Partners 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 more than 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, visit

Media Contact 
Jennifer Jones, Manager of Communications and Public Relations
National Affordable Housing Management Association
703-683-8630, ext. 100



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