2017 NMA Housing Awards



Founded in 1980, Nan McKay & Associates (NMA) is widely known as the gold standard for performance excellence in the public housing and affordable housing industry and the industry leader in providing professional services to housing agencies across the nation. NMA is proud to announce the 2017 NMA Awards program to honor excellence in the affordable housing industry and recognize individual agency performance.

Click here to download the 2017 application. To learn about the achievements of last year's winners, visit the NMA blog.

 Award winners will be announced at the fifth annual NMA Housing Conference in Boston, MA on August 21-22, 2017.

2017 NMA Development Award

NMA honors the outstanding achievement of housing authorities or associations in affordable housing with the NMA Development Award. One award will be given to an agency with 1250 or more units and one to an agency with 1249 or fewer units. Unit size is based on the total number of housing units.

Eligibility: Housing authorities or associations that administer affordable housing programs will be eligible. Each entry must be limited to one specific development initiative. Examples of such initiatives are new development or construction, green initiatives, property improvements, or out-of-the-box financing.

Criteria: To apply for the 2017 NMA Development Award, all applicants must respond to the following in 1500 words or less.

  • Describe the housing authority’s / association’s most significant accomplishment in development over the past 12 months.
  • Describe the individual achievement by your employees that helped your agency reach your goal.
  • Describe the lasting impact of such development on the community served.

2017 NMA Resident Service Award

The NMA Resident Service Award is sponsored by NMA to recognize housing authorities who are leaders in the affordable housing industry through their community outreach and efforts to improve the future of the families they serve. One award will be given to an agency with 1250 or more units and one to an agency with 1249 or fewer units. Unit size is based on the total number of housing units.

Eligibility: Housing authorities or associations that administer affordable housing programs will be eligible. Each entry must be limited to one specific service initiative. Examples of such initiatives are self-sufficiency programs, community projects, education, or other resident or participant initiatives.

Criteria: To apply for the 2017 NMA Resident Service Award, all applicants must respond to the following in 1500 words or less.

  • Describe the housing authority’s / association’s most significant accomplishment in service over the past 12 months.
  • Describe the individual achievement by your employees that helped your agency reach your goal.
  • Describe the lasting impact of such social achievements on the community served.

Award Applications Due

Award applications must be emailed or postmarked by Friday, April 28, 2017. Applications emailed or postmarked after that date will not be considered.

Application Review

The application review period is May 2017. Winners will be notified the first week of June.

Award Winners

  • Each agency will receive two free registrations to the 2017 NMA Housing Conference, where winners will be announced to the public
    (travel and lodging costs are not included)
  • An engraved trophy
  • Featured profile on the NMA blog
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