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2019 Novogradac Journal of Tax Credits Developments of Distinction Awards

September 19, 2019 - 9:00am

The Novogradac Journal of Tax Credits announced the winners of the 2019 Developments of Distinction Awards. The awards recognize outstanding achievement and excellence in the development of affordable rental housing using the low-income housing tax credit (LIHTC) and/or tax credit developments using U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development financing. To be eligible, developments were placed in service between Oct. 31, 2017, and June 14, 2019. The awards will be presented Oct. 3 at the Novogradac 2019 Credit and Bond Financing for Affordable Housing Conference in New Orleans.

“This year’s winners represent a range of developments, from a large-scale renovation of public housing in New York City to the rehabilitation of an old hotel in California into permanent housing for the chronically homeless,” said Rebecca Arthur, MAI, conference co-chairwoman and Novogradac partner.

“The Developments of Distinction Awards showcase the versatility and importance of the LIHTC and other affordable housing incentives,” said George Littlejohn, CPA, conference co-chairman and Novogradac partner.

Awardees were recognized in the following six categories:

  • Preservation of Existing Public Housing: Ocean Bay (Bayside) Apartments in New York City
  • Preservation of Existing Affordable Rental Housing: Mt. Baker Village Preservation in Seattle
  • Family Housing: Village at Westerly Creek 3 in Aurora, Colo.
  • Rural Community Impact: Big Chair Lofts in Thomasville, N.C.
  • Metropolitan Community Impact: Boulder Pines Community Campus in Las Vegas
  • Special Needs Populations: The Orchard in Santa Ana, Calif.


Additional details about the awards winners and information on how to nominate a development for the next round of awards can be found at


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