Fort Wayne Housing Authority Wins Award of Excellence for Affordable Housing
(Washington D.C.-Nov. 17, 2020)- Fort Wayne Housing Authority (FWHA) is a recipient of a 2020 Award of Excellence for Affordable Housing from the National Association of Housing and Redevelopment Officials (NAHRO) for Posterity Heights, an energy-efficient housing project serving low-income residents.
“This year’s award-winning agencies have given us innovative local solutions for increasing affordable housing stock and improving the lives of their residents,” NAHRO President Sunny Shaw said. “I am excited to honor them for their excellence.”
FWHA’s Posterity Heights is a 28-acre housing development aimed at being a catalyst for job creation and an investment in the neighborhood. Once the four-phase project is complete it will feature an education center of community-based programs and services for low-income and underserved families, offer living spaces close to schools, shopping, dining and entertainment, and utilize solar energy to promote the use of electric vehicles for car sharing and provide backup sources of power. The development provides an opportunity to bring more affordable housing and self-sufficiency services to residents in the community. Currently, Phase 1 is complete with 44 housing units at maximum capacity as FWHA was able to administer project-based vouchers to tenants.
“NAHRO members have always been in the business of providing homes and improving lives – these awards commemorate shining examples of the vital work they do nationwide,” NAHRO CEO Adrianne Todman said. “My sincere congratulations to this year’s winners.”
About Awards of Excellence
Nominated from among the Award of Merit winners each year, these Awards are chosen by national juries. This year’s award winners will be presented at NAHRO’s Online National Conference Nov. 17 and 18. They represent the very best in innovative programs in assisted housing and community development.
NAHRO, established in 1933, is a membership organization of nearly 20,000 housing and community development agencies and professionals throughout the United States whose mission is to create affordable housing and safe, viable communities that enhance the quality of life for all Americans, especially those of low- and moderate-income. NAHRO’s membership administers more than 3 million housing units for 7.6 million people.