Started in 1996, the awards showcase excellence in design, supportive services, operations and property management in affordable housing. This year, the four winning organizations will receive $50,000 each in unrestricted funds, a local recognition event and a commemorative plaque.
Entries must be from recognized 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations and indigenous tribes or tribally designated housing entities. Each entry will also need to include information on innovation in supportive services and green building technology.
‘The MetLife Foundation Awards are building momentum for the creation of innovative housing solutions to fulfill the unique housing needs of seniors,’ says Melinda Pollack, vice president of Enterprise Community Partners Inc., which co-sponsors the event with the MetLife Foundation. ‘The program recognizes communities that provide residents access to medical services, public transportation and wellness activities, allowing seniors to age in place in a green, healthy environment.’
Submissions for the 2012 MetLife Foundation Awards for Excellence in Affordable Housing must be received via online application by May 23. Application forms are available online.