National Equity Fund partner, New Hope Housing, won two awards at the Houston Apartment Association (HAA) Honors Awards Dinner for its New Hope Housing at Harrisburg development (Harrisburg). The NEF-funded property won in the tax credit category and received the Cornerstone Award, the highest honor presented by HAA, which recognizes a property for excellence in the areas of service, operations, design and impact on the community. The Cornerstone is not an annual award and is only given to especially inspiring projects.
Adjacent to Houston’s new Metro line, Harrisburg is a four-story elevator building with a central courtyard/patio. The building includes 175 affordable single-room-occupancy units along with 7,000 square feet of office and 4,000 square feet of retail space. The residential portion of project includes 124 permanent supportive housing units targeted to homeless, those transitioning out of homelessness and families living on extremely low incomes. Each residence features a private bath and a small kitchenette with microwave and refrigerator. Shared spaces include a building office/reception area (for 24/7-staffed front desk), communal kitchen, furnished living/TV rooms, community dining area, fully-equipped business center, library, coin-operated laundry rooms and meeting/office areas. Read more about the Honor Awards Dinner here.