CHW Real Estate Development has been recognized statewide, nationally and locally for excellence in development.

Community HousingWorks (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. We are proud of the following awards recognizing our real estate development work:

Highlights:uli award

  • Affordable Housing Finance, “Top 50 Affordable Housing Developers,” 2014
  • Pacific Coast Builders Conference, “Gold Nugget Grand Award, Best Senior Housing Community – On the Boards,” LGBT Affirming Senior Housing, San Diego, California, 2015
  • Urban Land Institute, “Award of Excellence – The Americas,” SOLARA, Poway, California, 2008
  • Urban Land Institute, Case Study C037021, SOLARA, Poway, California, 2008
  • Affordable Housing Finance Magazine, “Readers Choice Awards for Nation’s Best Affordable Housing: Best Overall Development,” SOLARA, Poway, California, 2007
  • Affordable Housing Finance Magazine, “Readers Choice Awards, Finalist, Preservation of Affordable Housing,” Poway Villas, Poway, California, 2013
  • American Institute of Architects, “National Honor Award,” Orange Place Townhomes, Escondido, California, 1997
  • Fannie Mae Foundation, “Award of Excellence,” Bandar Salaam Apartments, San Diego, California, 2003
  • Novogradac Journal of Tax Credits, “Developments of Distinction, Innovative HUD Financing,” Turnagain Apartments, Fallbrook, California, 2010goldnuggetaward
  • Pacific Coast Builders Conference, “Gold Nugget Grand Award, Affordable,” SOLARA, Poway, California, 2008

National:

  • Affordable Housing Finance Magazine, “Readers’ Choice Awards for Nation’s Best Affordable Housing Developments: Best Preservation Project,” Azusa Apartments, Azusa, California, 2015
  • Affordable Housing Finance, Top 50 Affordable Housing Developers, 2014
  • Affordable Housing Finance, Merit Finalist – Family, Avocado Court, Escondido, California, 2014
  • Affordable Housing Finance, Merit Finalist – Green, Kalos, San Diego, California, 2014
  • Affordable Housing Finance, “Best Master Plan Community Project, Nominee,” La Costa Paloma, Carlsbad, California, 2007
  • Affordable Housing Tax Credit Coalition, “Charles L. Edson Tax Credit Excellence Award,” Azusa, Azusa, California, 2015
  • Affordable Housing Tax Credit Coalition, “Charles L. Edson Tax Credit Excellence Award,” Poway Villas, Poway, California, 2013
  • Affordable Housing Tax Credit Coalition, “Charles L. Edson Tax Credit Excellence Award,” SOLARA, Poway, California, 2007
  • American Planning Association, “Davidoff Planning Award,”Marisol Apartments, Oceanside, California, 1998
  • American Institute of Architects, “National Honor Award,” Daybreak Grove, Escondido, California, 1994
  • American Institute of Architects, “National Honor Award,” Sunrise Place, Escondido, California, 1995
  • Fannie Mae Foundation, “Honorable Mention,” Marisol Apartments, Oceanside, California, 1998
  • Great Western Bank, “National Housing Award,” Overall Performance, 1998
  • Home Depot Foundation, “Award of Excellence – Runner Up,” SOLARA, Poway, California (Case Study), 2007
  • US Green Building Council, “Affordable Project of the Year,” Kalos, San Diego, California, 2014

Regional:rubyaward

  • 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
  • American Institute of Architects, “Best Project Award,” Marisol, Oceanside, 1997
  • American Society of Civil Engineers, Region 9, “Sustainable Technology Project of the Year,” SOLARA, Poway, California, 2008
  • American Planning Association, “Planning Project Award,” Cedar Nettleton, Vista 1996
  • American Planning Association,“Leadership Award,” 1995
  • American Public Works Association – San Diego / Imperial Chapter, “Honor Award,” Kalos, San Diego, California, 2014
  • American Public Works Association – San Diego / Imperial Chapter, “Project of Year, Structures over $8 million,” SOLARA, Poway, California, 2007
  • American Society of Civil Engineers – SD Chapter, “Outstanding Project,” SOLARA, Poway, California, 2008
  • Bank of America, “Community Hero Award,” CHW Residents
  • 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
  • California League of Cities, “Helen Putnam Quality Award,” SOLARA, Poway, California, 2008
  • 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
  • Fannie Mae Foundation, “Best Practices Program” CHW Financial Fitness Training, (2005-2006)
  • Pacific Coast Builder’s Conference, “Gold Nugget Award of Merit,” Fallbrook View, Fallbrook, California, 2005
  • Pacific Coast Builder’s Conference, “Gold Nugget Award of Merit,” Hillside Village, Poway, California, 2004
  • Pacific Coast Builders Conference, “Gold Nugget Award of Merit, Sustainable,” SOLARA, Poway, California, 2008
  • Pacific Coast Builder’s Conference, “Gold Nugget Award of Merit,” Park View Terrace, Poway, California, 1999
  • 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, “Housing Project of the Year, Rehabilitation,” Los Robles, Vista, California, 2014
  • San Diego Housing Federation, “SDG&E Energy Efficiency & Sustainability Award,” Los Robles, Vista, California, 2014
  • San Diego Housing Federation, “Housing Project of the Year, New Construction,” Kalos, San Diego, California, 2014
  • San Diego Housing Federation, “SDG&E Energy Efficiency & Sustainability Award,” Kalos, San Diego, California, 2014
  • 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, “Special Recognition,” SOLARA, Poway, California, 2008
  • San Diego Housing Federation, “SDG&E Energy Efficiency Award,” SOLARA, Poway, California, 2007
  • San Diego Housing Federation, “Project of the Year,” Hillside Village, Poway, California, 2004
  • San Diego Housing Federation, “Community Development Project,” 1999
  • San Diego Housing Federation, “Resident Leadership,” 1998
  • San Diego Housing Federation, “Project of the Year,” 1995
  • San Diego Housing Federation, Best Affordable Housing Advocate, 1993
  • SANDEE (San Diego Excellence in Energy), “Special Achievement in Energy by a Nonprofit,” SOLARA, Poway, California, 2008
  • Southern California Association of NonProfit Housing (SCANPH), “Homes Within Reach: Project of the Year,” Azusa Apartments, Azusa, California, 2015
  • Urban Land Institute SD/TJ Chapter, “Smartest Project,” SOLARA, Poway, California, 2007
  • Small Business Administration, “Minority Business Award,” CHW Microenterprise Program
  • San Diego Housing Federation, “Community Development Program of the Year,” Leadership Training Program, 2004