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Developments of Distinction Awards

The Novogradac Journal of Tax Credits Developments of Distinction Awards recognize excellence and honor outstanding achievement in the development of properties using the low-income housing tax credit (LIHTC), and/or tax credit developments using U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) financing.

Developments may be nominated in one of the categories listed below:

Beginning in 2016, the awards ceremony is referred to as the year in which the ceremony took place, for all previous years the awards ceremony is referred to as the year in which nominations were accepted. 

LIHTC Development that Best Exemplifies Family Housing Property 

2024

2023

2022

  • Winner: Hillside Crossing, Schenectady, New York
    Developer: The Community Builders, Inc.
  • Honorable Mention: The Starling

2021

2020

2019

2018

  • Winner: Eastgate, San Marcos, California

2017

LIHTC Development that Best Exemplifies Special Needs Populations

2024

2023

2022

  • Winner: Laradon, Denver, Colorado
    Developer: Gorman & Company
  • Honorable Mention: Livingston Place at Southern Assisted Living

2021

  • Winner: Main Street Apartments, Rockville, Maryland
    Developer: RST Development, LLC
    Developer: Main Street Connect, Inc.
  • Honorable Mention: Casa Querencia

2020

2019

2018

  • Winner: 66 West, Edina, Minnesota

2017

LIHTC Development that Best Exemplifies Metropolitan Community Impact 

2024

  • Winner: 250 Centre
    Developer: The Community Builders, Inc.
  • Honorable Mention: Peregrine

2023

2022

  • Winner: 50 Penn, Brooklyn, New York
    Developer: Pennrose
  • Honorable Mention: Penn Street Lofts

2021

2020

2019

2018

2017

LIHTC Development that Best Exemplifies Rural Community Impact 

2024

2023

  • Winner: Senseny Place, Winchester, Virginia
    Developer: Wesley Housing
  • Honorable Mention: Lakeshore Family Homes, LP

2022

  • Winner: Westminster Way, Westminster, Maryland
    Developer: Conifer Realty, LLC.
  • Honorable Mention: Trolley Station Terrace

2021

  • Winner: Miremonte, Durango, Colorado
    Developer: Volunteers of America National Services
  • Honorable Mention: Osborn Commons

2020

2019

2018

2017

LIHTC Development that Best Exemplifies Preservation of Existing Affordable Rental Housing

2024

2023

  • Winner:Lake Anne House, Reston, Virginia
    Developer: Enterprise Community Development / Fellowship Square Foundation
  • Honorable Mention: Rosefield Village

2022

  • Winner: Lyman Terrace Phase 2, Holyoke, Massachusetts
    Developer: The Community Builders, Inc.
  • Honorable Mention: Midtown Villages

2021

  • Winner: Culpepper Garden I, Arlington, Virginia
    Developer: Wesley Housing
  • Honorable Mention: Carrolltowne Village

2020

2019

2018

2017

LIHTC Development that Best Exemplifies Preservation of Existing Public Housing

2019

2018

2017

LIHTC Development that Best Exemplifies Major Community Impact

2016

2014

2013

2012

2011 

2010

2009

LIHTC Development that Best Reflects Market Success in Overcoming Significant Obstacles

2016

2014

2013

2012

2011

2010

2009

LIHTC Development that Best Demonstrates Financial Innovation

2016

2014

2013

2012

2011

2010

2009

LIHTC Development that Best Preserves Existing Affordable Rental Housing

2016

2014

LIHTC Development that Best Demonstrates Innovative HUD Financing

2012

2011

2010

Developments of Distinction: Historic Rehabilitation

2011

2010

Developments of Distinction: Renewable Energy

2011

2010

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