Community Housing Works (CHW) has been recognized nationally, statewide and within the San Diego region for excellence in development. The recognition acknowledges not only the physical product, but also our ability to engineer innovative financing and to pioneer new technologies. Our communities have received three national American Institute of Architects Awards and two national Fannie Mae Maxwell Awards and been recognized in Time, The Washington Post, Business Week, in national and international design journals and featured on the covers of Urban Land Institute and American Institute of Architects affordable housing guides. We are proud of the following awards recognizing our real estate development work:

 

  • Affordable Housing Finance Magazine, “Readers’ Choice Awards, Finalist, Family,”North Santa Fe Apartments, Vista, California, 2016
  • Affordable Housing Finance Magazine, “Readers’ Choice Awards for Nation’s Best AffordableHousing Developments: Best Preservation Project,”Azusa Apartments, Azusa, California, 2015
  • Pacific Coast Builders Conference, “Gold Nugget Grand Award, Senior Housing,”North Park Senior Apartments, San Diego, California, 2015
  • Affordable Housing Tax Credit Coalition, “Charles L. Edson Tax Credit ExcellenceAward: HUD Preservation,”Azusa Apartments, Azusa, California, 2015
  • Affordable Housing Finance Magazine, “Readers’ Choice Awards, Finalist, Preservation ofAffordable Housing,”Poway Villas, Poway, California, 2013
  • Affordable Housing Tax Credit Coalition, “Charles L. Edson Tax Credit ExcellenceAward: HUD Preservation,”Poway Villas, Poway, California, 2013
  • Novogradac Journal of Tax Credits, “Developments of Distinction, Innovative HUD Financing,”Turnagain Apartments, Fallbrook, California, 2010
  • Urban Land Institute, “Award of Excellence - The Americas,”SOLARA, Poway, California, 2008
  • Urban Land Institute, Case Study C037021 SOLARA, Poway, California, 2008 
  • Pacific Coast Builders Conference, “Gold Nugget Grand Award, Affordable,”SOLARA, Poway, California, 2008
  • Affordable Housing Finance Magazine, “Readers’ Choice Awards for Nation's Best Affordable Housing: Best Overall Development,” SOLARA, Poway, California, 2007 
  • Novogradac Journal of Tax Credits, “Developments of Distinction, Honorable Mention,LIHTC Development that Best Preserves Existing Affordable Rental Housing,”Azusa Apartments, Azusa, California, 2016
  • Affordable Housing Tax Credit Coalition, “Charles L. Edson Tax Credit Excellence Award,”SOLARA, Poway, California, 2007
  • Home Depot Foundation, “Award of Excellence - Runner Up,”SOLARA, Poway, California (Case Study), 2007
  • Affordable Housing Finance, “Best Master Plan Community Project, Nominee,”La Costa Paloma, Carlsbad, California, 2006
  • Fannie Mae Foundation, “Award of Excellence,”Bandar Salaam Apartments, San Diego, California, 2003
  • American Planning Association, “Davidoff Planning Award,”Marisol Apartments, Oceanside, California, 1998
  • American Planning Association, “Davidoff Planning Award,”Marisol Apartments, Oceanside, California, 1998
  • Fannie Mae Foundation, “Honorable Mention,”Marisol Apartments, Oceanside, California, 1998
  • Great Western Bank, “National Housing Award,”Overall Performance, 1998
  • American Institute of Architects, “National Honor Award,”Orange Place Townhomes, Escondido, California, 1997
  • American Institute of Architects, “National Honor Award,”Sunrise Place, Escondido, California, 1995
  • American Institute of Architects, “National Honor Award,”Daybreak Grove, Escondido, California, 1994
  • San Diego Housing Federation, “Outstanding Resident Leader,”Paradise Creek Apartments, National City, California, 2018
  • San Diego Housing Federation, “Innovations Award,”North Park Seniors, San Diego, California, 2018
  • San Diego Housing Federation, “SDG&E Energy Efficiency & Sustainability Award forNew Construction,”North Park Seniors, San Diego, California, 2018
  • Community Development Commission, County of Los Angeles, “2017 CongressionalRecognition of Excellence Award,”The Groves, Pasadena, California, 2017
  • Circulate San Diego, “Healthy Community Award,”Paradise Creek Apartments, National City, California, 2017
  • San Diego Housing Federation, “SDG&E Energy Efficiency Sustainability Award, Retrofit,”Manzanita, Escondido, California, 2017
  • San Diego Housing Federation, “Housing Project of the Year, New Construction,”Paradise Creek, National City, California, 2017
  • Circulate San Diego, “Smart Growth Award,”North Santa Fe Apartments, Vista, California, 2016
  • Circulate San Diego, “Smart Growth Award,”North Park Seniors, San Diego, California, 2015
  • Southern California Association of NonProfit Housing (SCANPH), “Homes WithinReach: Project of the Year,”Azusa Apartments, Azusa, California, 2015
  • San Diego Housing Federation, “Housing Project of the Year, Rehabilitation,”Poway Villas, Poway, California, 2013
  • San Diego Housing Federation, “SDG&E Energy Efficiency & Sustainability Award, Retrofit,”Poway Villas, Poway, California, 2013
  • San Diego Housing Federation, “Housing Project of the Year, Rehabilitation,”Poway Villas, Poway, California, 2013
  • American Society of Civil Engineers, Region 9, “Sustainable Technology Project of the Year,”SOLARA, Poway, California, 2008
  • American Society of Civil Engineers - SD Chapter, “Outstanding Project,”SOLARA, Poway, California, 2008
  • California League of Cities, “Helen Putnam Quality Award,”SOLARA, Poway, California, 2008
  • Pacific Coast Builders Conference, “Gold Nugget Award of Merit, Sustainable,”SOLARA, Poway, California, 2008
  • San Diego American Planning Award, “Award of Merit- Green Category,”SOLARA, Poway, California, 2008
  • San Diego Architectural Foundation, “Community Visionary Award: Finalist,”SOLARA, Poway, California, 2008
  • San Diego Housing Federation, “Special Recognition”SOLARA, Poway, California, 2008
  • SANDEE (San Diego Excellence in Energy), “Special Achievement in Energy by a Nonprofit,”SOLARA, Poway, California, 2008
  • American Public Works Association- San Diego / Imperial Chapter, “Project of Year, Structures over$8 million,”SOLARA, Poway, California, 2007
  • Bank of America, “Neighborhood Excellence Initiative Award” and grant of $200,000,Mega-Dreams Program Pilot, 2007
  • CADER (California Association Distributed Energy Resources), “Award of Recognition,”SOLARA, Poway, California, 2007
  • San Diego Housing Federation, “SDG&E Energy Efficiency Award”SOLARA, Poway, California, 2007
  • Urban Land Institute SD/TJ Chapter, “Smartest Project”SOLARA, Poway, California, 2007
  • Pacific Coast Builder’s Conference, “Gold Nugget Award of Merit,”Fallbrook View, Fallbrook, California, 2005
  • Fannie Mae Foundation, “Best Practices Program”CHW Financial Fitness Training, (2005-2006)
  • Pacific Coast Builder’s Conference, “Gold Nugget Award of Merit,”Hillside Village, Poway, California, 2004
  • San Diego Housing Federation, “Community Development Program of the Year,”Leadership Training Program, 2004
  • San Diego Housing Federation, “Project of the Year,”Hillside Village, Poway, California, 2004
  • Pacific Coast Builder’s Conference, “Gold Nugget Award of Merit,”Park View Terrace, Poway, California, 1999
  • San Diego Housing Federation, “Community Development Project,” 1999
  • California League of Cities, “Helen Putnam Quality Award,”Calle Montecito Revitalization, 1999
  • California League of Cities, “Helen Putnam Quality Award,”Marisol Apartments, Oceanside, California, 1998
  • San Diego Housing Federation, “Resident Leadership,” 1998
  • American Institute of Architects, “Best Project Award,”Marisol, Oceanside, 1997
  • American Planning Association, “Planning Project Award,”Cedar Nettleton, Vista 1996
  • American Planning Association, “Leadership Award,” 1995
  • San Diego Housing Federation, “Project of the Year,” 1995
  • American Institute of Architects, “Citation Award,”Las Casitas, Daybreak Grove, and Esperanza Gardens, 1990, 1991 and 1995
  • American Institute of Architects, “Award of Merit,”Daybreak Grove, Escondido, 1993
  • San Diego Housing Federation, Best Affordable Housing Advocate, 1993
  • Bank of America, “Community Hero Award”CHW Residents
  • Small Business Administration, “Minority Business Award,”CHW Microenterprise Program