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Fresno Housing Authority Wins Award of Excellence for Affordable Housing

(Washington D.C.-Nov. 17, 2020)- Fresno Housing Authority’s Renaissance at Parc Grove is a housing community that serves veterans, including many who are experiencing homelessness. This first-of-its-kind construction in the Central Valley is a 2020 recipient of the Award of Excellence for Affordable Housing by the National Association of Housing and Redevelopment Officials (NAHRO). 

“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.” 

The affordable housing development for veterans was also one of the first construction projects to use Veterans Housing and Homelessness Prevention program funds. The site offers free services, health and wellness programming, and on-site case management. Currently, Renaissance at Parc Grove houses about 40 veterans.  

“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. 

About NAHRO   

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. 

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