Congratulations to the Philadelphia Housing Authority (PHA), which recently received two NAHRO Awards of Excellence. The National Association of Housing and Redevelopment Officials (NAHRO) presented 20 prestigious Awards of Excellence to 16 housing and community development organizations. 

PHA was the recipient of an award in the Project Design category for North Central Five, a mixed-income community offering 133 units of housing on a full-block site, with access to a fitness room, community room, computer room, library and more.

The agency also received an award in the Resident and Client Services category for the CCP/PHA Shared Housing Program, a partnership that transformed six scattered-site units into dorm-like apartments for Community College of Philadelphia students.

NAHRO reports that the Awards of Excellence were selected by regional juries from an initial pool of 178 Awards of Merit recipients.  Each of the winning programs improves resident outcomes, resolves problems, is replicable by similarly-sized organizations and produces tangible results such as cost savings and improved client services.

“NAHRO members provide vital housing and support in their communities, and do so through economic downturns, pandemics and natural disasters, declining federal investment and other challenges,” said NAHRO CEO Mark Thiele. “These 20 programs exemplify their creativity and determination in providing local solutions that others can learn from and replicate, and we’re thrilled to honor their work.”

Click here to read the full press release that includes a list of all of the winning programs.