'Casa y Comunidad' Earns National Publishing Award
"Casa y Comunidad: Latino Home and Neighborhood Design,” which takes the first-ever look at the growing and increasingly prosperous U.S. Latino community and its housing needs and helps all segments of the housing industry to understand and prepare for this emerging market, was named a silver medallion winner in the 2007 Benjamin Franklin Awards for book publishing.
The award was presented in New York City last month on the eve of the BookExpo America held during the 2007 Publishing University.
“Casa y Comunidad” was edited by Henry G. Cisneros, former secretary of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and founder and chairman of CityView, which partners with home builders to provide workforce housing. Cisneros was named to the Housing Hall of Fame earlier this year.
“Casa y Comunidad” provides readers with a series of essays on topics such as the demographics of Latino homeownership, community, home design and affordable housing. Packed with photos, graphics and success stories, the book provides strategies for doing business with Latino home buyers — a population that is estimated to grow by at least 60% by 2020.
As HUD secretary during the Clinton Administration, Cisneros is credited with initiating the revitalization of many of the nation’s public housing developments by formulating policies that have contributed to today’s record homeownership rate.
The Benjamin Franklin Awards, sponsored by Publishers Marketing Association (PMA), the trade association representing the Independent Book Publishers Association, recognize excellence in editorial and design.
“Casa y Communidad” is available at BuilderBooks.com. To view or purchase this publication online, click here, or call 800-223-2665.