Nominations Sought for Corletta Affordable Housing Award
Neighborhood Development Collaborative is now accepting nominations for the 2004 “Robert J. Corletta Award for Achievement in Affordable Housing." The award will be presented at NAHB’s spring board meeting in Washington, D.C. in April.
Each year, the nonprofit corporation co-sponsors the award with NAHB Multifamily. Named for one of the Collaborative’s founders and long-time multifamily director for NAHB, the award recognizes developers, builders, property owners, legislators and financial executives for their achievements in providing affordable housing.
Trained as a planner, Corletta held several leadership positions in local government and the private sector. In the mid-1970s, he joined Monsignor Geno Baroni at the National Center for Urban Ethnic Affairs, a leading community advocacy group and technical assistance provider to government and communities. When Baroni left to join HUD, Corletta was named the center’s president. He joined NAHB in the early 1980s.