Apply for 2006 Workforce Housing Awards by Nov. 17
NAHB is accepting entries for the Innovations in Workforce Housing Awards (IWHA), which recognize outstanding examples of communities across the nation that provide decent and affordable homes for nurses, police officers, schoolteachers, retail workers and others near areas in which they work.
Entries must be postmarked by Friday, Nov. 17.
The awards serve to increase awareness of the workforce housing challenge and the ground-breaking solutions implemented by the housing industry, while encouraging builders, developers and related professionals to incorporate such innovative solutions into their own projects.
“These awards bring national attention to the workforce housing problem and to the creative ways in which builders and developers are increasing the supply of housing that is affordable to working families,” said NAHB President David Pressly.
IWHA is open to builders, architects, designers, developers and land planners nationwide. Communities that have been completed, or in which the first model has been opened or the first unit has been occupied between Jan. 1, 2004 and Oct. 27, 2006, are eligible to enter.
Winning entries will be selected by a panel of builders, multifamily and land development experts and other industry professionals. Winners will be announced at the 2007 International Builders’ Show in Orlando, Fla. in February.
Winners will receive a glass award and award logo to use in marketing materials. They also will be featured in a press release and in articles in Nation's Building News Online and other NAHB member publications.
For specific entry guidelines and an entry form, click here.
For more information on the awards, click here; or e-mail Blake Smith at NAHB, or call him at 800-368-5242 x8583.