Communities of Quality®

An award-winning program recognized by the American Society of Association Executives (ASAE)

Get recognized as a Community of Quality® through NAHMA’s National Recognition and Awards Program.

Affordable housing providers who create safe, attractive, well-maintained properties that are neighborhood assets deserve to be recognized for their outstanding achievements.

That’s why the National Affordable Housing Management Association created the Communities of Quality® (COQ) National Recognition and Awards program. When your property meets NAHMA’s high standards in physical maintenance, financial management, programs and services, employee credentials and other criteria, it becomes a member of an elite group.

COQ properties qualify for regional and national awards, a listing in an online registry of the country’s top affordable properties,and the use of COQ marketing materials. See below for participation and program details.

COQ Credit Card Invoice
COQ National Recognition Program Application (WORD Format)
COQ Renewal Application (Fillable PDF)
COQ Awards Program participation requirements.pdf 

More information about the NAHMA Communities of Quality® (COQ) National Recognition and Awards program can be found here:


Email attachments to - use of compression technology such as WinZIP is highly recommended but not required. Files must be labeled with property name and COQ category. Due to file size, submissions may require multiple emails to not exceed email attachment size limit.

Submissions will not be completed and sent to NAHMA until the payment of $150 has been received by our office. 

The COQ application is divided into the following parts:

Application Contact Information
Category 1 – Inspections
Category 2 – Financial Management
Category 3 – Employee Credentials
Category 4 – Programs and Services
Category 5 – Endorsements
Category 6 – Photographs and Reports


How to prepare the e-COQ Submission

The e-COQ Submission should be made in the form of seven different electronic (digital) pdf files (representing the seven parts of the application above).
All documents supporting each of the following categories should be included in each file.


The Communities of Quality Awards honor the achievements of affordable housing providers who make an unprecedented contribution to developing outstanding properties for families of modest means. The awards are co-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 HUD’s Section 8 PBCA for Alabama, Mississippi, Virginia and Connecticut.

The COQ awards recognize outstanding property-management companies that demonstrate the highest possible quality of safe, affordable housing for lower-income families at particular sites.

Watch this easy-to-follow video from NAHMA or Click here for more information

The properties featured here have been accepted into the NAHMA Communities of Quality® (COQ) National Recognition and Awards program and are SAHMA Members

2020 NAHMA Scholarship

NAHMA Educational Foundation is accepting 2020 scholarship applications!

Member Programs

Multi-Family Insurance Program

Facilities Maintenance Buying Program