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Each year MHIC presents awards for "Excellence in Affordable Housing" to individuals, organizations and projects that represent extraordinary achievements in the development and preservation of affordable housing. Candidates may be nonprofit or for-profit sponsors with whom MHIC has done business or MHIC-financed projects that are exemplary.


Kate Racer 2018
For her outstanding leadership in the stewardship of state and federal affordable housing resources, managing them with integrity, discipline, and an eye for impact, resulting in the production and preservation of over 75,000 units of affordable housing

Maloney Properties 2018
Recognizing their outstanding dedication to affordable housing through exceptional property management, development of resident social programs and continued efforts to strengthen the communities in which they work

Marvin Siflinger 2018
For his service on the Board of Directors

NEI General Contractin2018
For their commitment to creating access and opportunity for people of color and minority owned business - ensuring that their work has a lasting impact on the communities in which they build

Amos House - Eileen Hayes 2017
For steadfast execution of your vision to build a new home and meet the needs of the community

Great Bridge Properties- Bill Caselden & Chris Davies 2017
For their continued partnership in building quality affordable housing and their efficient stewardship of public resources

Vicente’s Supermarket - Jason Barbosa, Brian Vicentie, Alino Rodriguez, Kevin Barbosa and many others2017
For building on family values, embracing innovation and working tireless to beat the odds and launch a thriving independent supermarket

Bob Sheridan2016
MHIC Founder's Award

David Spina2016
MHIC Founder's Award

Ken Wade2016
MHIC Founder's Award

Amy Anthony - POAH 2015
For her leadership and courage taking on the toughest challenges using her intelligence and persistence to achieve extraordinary results

Nurtury Learning Lab – Wayne Ysaguirre 2015
For demonstrating that innovative environments and the highest quality programs for children and families can thrive in public housing

The Resource, Inc. – Theresa Malone 2015
For the new capacity TRI brought to neighborhood stabilization, housing rehabilitation and receivership efforts in New Bedford and Brockton

Harborlight Community Partners – Andrew DeFranza2014
For their commitment to holistic senior living and the outstanding redevelopment of Turtle Creek as an exemplary model of housing for the elderly on the North Shore

Holyoke Public Library – Mayor, City Council and Holyoke Public Library Board2014
For the spectacular makeover of the Holyoke Public Library, a 21st century educational center providing new opportunity for the region’s neediest citizens

Homeowner’s Rehab, Inc. – Peter Daly 2014
For the innovative work in energy conservation, asset management and resident services that sets HRI apart as a visionary leader in affordable housing development

Urban Edge Housing Corporation – Chrystal Kornegay 2014
For the financial rebirth of urban Edge Housing corporation as the driving force for delivering the change that its neighborhood needs

Consigli Construction Company, Inc. and its President Anthony Consigli2013
For their “enthusiastic commitment and achievement of minority participation.”

Lowell Community Health Center and its Chief Executive Director Dorcas Grigg-Saito2013
For their “tenacity in pursuing the dream of a state-of-the-art community health facility to “Care for Lowell.”

Main South Community Development Corporation and its Executive Director Stephen Teasdale2013
For their “vision and perseverance in restoring the physical and social fabric of the Main South neighborhood through comprehensive community development.”

Twin Cities Community Development Corporation and its Executive Director2013
For their “focused vision to rebuild and reconnect neighborhoods in close collaboration with the Cities of Fitchburg and Leominster.”

Coalition for a Better Acre - Emily Rosenbaum2012
For their work in improving lives and strengthening the community in the Acre neighborhood and throught the city of Lowell.

Institute for the Study & Practive of Nonviolence - Teny Gross and Nondas Voll2012
For their extraordinary work in teaching and guiding youth and families toward positive opportunity and for its commitment to fostering a community where peace prevails.

Wakeman Memorial Association2012
For its extraordinary commitment to serving disadvantaged Bridgeport youth by providing a place where they can learn and play and become productive members of the community.

Weidmann Electrival Technology and Northern Community Investment Corporation2012
For its pathbreaking partnership to preserve valuable manufacturing jobs in northern Vermont and for keeping Weidmann competitive for years to come.

Chelsea Neighborhood Developers – Ann Houston2011
For its leadership and success in implementing comprehensive neighborhood revitalization strategies.

Commonwealth Dairy – Thomas Moffitt, Ben Johnson and Dieter Dobousek2011
For the development of its innovative dairy processing facility, creating jobs and health food, while supporting the Vermont dairy industry and the farmers who supply the milk.

Edward A. Fish2011
For his lifetime work of creating successful companies, lasting partnerships and quality housing.

Beacon Cinema – Richard Stanley2010
For his entrepreneurial skill and tenacity in developing a thriving cinema complex as the anchor for revitalizing downtown Pittsfield.

Jewish Community Housing for the Elderly – Ellen Feingold2010
For extending an extraordinary helping hand to others in meeting the challenges of aging.

Zumix, Inc. – Madeline Steczynski2010
For empowering youth to use music to make strong positive change in their lives, their communities and the world.

Barry Berman - Chelsea Jewish Nursing Home Foundation2009
For your extraordinary vision and commitment to providing the highest standard of care to the elderly and disabled.

Girls Incorporated of Lynn – Pat Driscoll2009
For Girl’s Inc.’s success in inspiring girls to be strong, smart and bold and preparing them to lead successful, independent and fulfilling lives.

Lawrence Community Works – Bill Traynor2009
For Lawrence Community Work’s transformative work in the North Common neighborhood in Lawrence, enabling the creation of a true community.

Boston Health Care for the Homeless Program – Jim O’Connell2008
For BHCHP’s outstanding record of providing compassionate, high quality health care services to the homeless community in greater Boston.

Gordon Pulsifer – First Resource Companies2008
For his ongoing commitment to neighborhood stabilization and transformation in Springfield.

Lazarus House Ministries – Bridget Shaheen2008
For Lazarus House’s dedication to fighting poverty in Lawrence and for helping the City’s most vulnerable families achieve lasting economic self sufficiency.

Cindy’s Kitchen – Ed and Cindy Byers2007
For their commitment to the community through sustainable business expansion and job creation for local residents.

City of Pittsfield2007
To Mayor James Ruberto, Michael Daly, Michael MacDonald for the collaborative and sustained efforts of the civic leadership and the business community to restore the commercial fabric and vitality of the City.

Project Hope – Sister Margaret Leonard2007
For Project Hope’s outstanding record of moving families beyond homelessness and poverty.

Herb Berezin and Marken Properties2006
For his long commitment to preserving and improving affordable housing in the City of Holyoke.

Lawrence YWCA2006
For their vision and determination to create Fina House to better serve the housing and social service needs of the community.

Madison Park CDC2006
For the rehabilitation of Hibernian Hall and its rebirth as the cultural hub of Dudley Square.

Amy Anthony & Mayor Clare Higgins2005
For their work to preserve Meadowbrook Apartments.

Miriam Voch Sheehan & Steve Nolan2005
For their groundbreaking work crafting MHIC’s New Market Tax Credit Program.

Tracy Miner2005
For her dedication and commitment to the residents she serves at the Franklin County Redevelopment Authority.

Aaron Gornstein2004
For his steadfast commitment, leadership and advocacy for expanded housing opportunities throughout Massachusetts.

Our Partners in New Markets Tax Credits2004
Excellence in Community Development presented to our Partners in New Markets Tax Credits: Andrew Winter, Masshousing; Patrick Sullivan, City of New Bedford; Keith Hunt, Department of Neighborhood Development; Steven Rumpler, Department of Neighborhood Development; Jo Ann McGuirk, Department of Housing & Community Development; Bruce Ehrlich, Boston Redevelopment Authority; Kate Racer, Department of Housing & Community Development and Tony Marinello, Boston Redevelopment Authority.

Ted Malone2004
For his commitment and vision in creating and managing affordable housing for Provincetown.

Crosswinds Enterprises – Arnold Johnson and George Chin2002
Principal of Crosswinds Enterprises, a full-service construction and construction management company based in Roxbury that was cited for its outreach, training and employment of minority individuals in the construction trades in Roxbury and surrounding communities.

HallKeen – Andrew Burns2002
Principal of HallKeen, a full service real estate investment and management company based in Norwood, Massachusetts. Mr. Burnes and HallKeen were recognized for their strong commitment to affordable housing and community development and, in particular, for their successful efforts to revitalize the Acushent Heights Neighborhood of New Bedford.

Lawrence YMCA SRO – Kathleen Walton2002
Resident director of the Lawrence YMCA, recognized for her dedication and commitment to the residents she serves the Lawrence Y.

Arthur Winn2001
Chairman of the Winn Companies, Mr. Winn was awarded for his industry leadership in the development and management of mixed-income housing, for his commitment to working with residents and community-based groups, and for his willingness to take on some of the most challenging projects.

Austin Miller2001
Principal of MBL Housing and Development, Mr. Miller was recognized for his unparalleled contributions to the development of affordable housing in the Pioneer Valley.

Evelyn Friedman2001
Executive Director of Nuestra Comunidad, Ms. Friedman received an award for her leadership and commitment to the revitalization of Roxbury.

Caritas Communities, Inc.2000
A leading owner and operator of single-room-occupancy housing in Massachusetts, based in Braintree was recognized for its leadership in preserving critically-needed SRO Housing.

Homeowners Rehab, Inc.2000
A CDC based in Cambridge, for its perseverance in overcoming obstacles, solving every problem and ultimately for creating Auburn Court, an affordable housing community in Cambridge.

Russ Gibson2000
Developer of 324 Talbot Avenue, a commercial and residential project near Codman Square in Dorchester. Mr. Gibson was cited for his exceptional entrepreneurship.

Harborlight House1999
This Beverley project was cited for its outstanding design as an exemplary model of assisted living for the elderly. It was developedby the First Baptist Church of Beverly.

Main South CDC1999
Based in Worcester, this CDC was recognized for its unwavering determination and leadership in the ongoing redevelopment of the Main South neighborhood of Worcester.

Wilder Gardens Apartments1999
This project was held up as an example of how multiple challenges were overcome through the hard work and dedication of the Dorchester Bay Economic Development Corporation.

Academy Homes I Tenants Council1998
This tenant organization received as award for its unwavering determination and leadership in the redevelopment of Academy Homes.

Grant Manor Tenants Association1998
This tenant organization was congratulated for its vision and tenacity in the redevelopment of Grant Manor Apartments in Roxbury.

Mandela Homes Tenant Association1998
This tenant organization was awarded for its vision and persistence in the redevelopment of Mandela Homes in Roxbury.

Dorchester Bay Economic Development Corporation1997
For over 20 years, this CDC has been dedicated to building jobs, businesses and homes in North Dorchester and East Roxbury. MHIC presented its award for DBEDC’s leadership and tenacity in getting the job done.

Garfield Place1997
This Cambridge Property was developed by Rick Williams of the Equity Company.

Hampden Hampshire Housing Partnership1997
This Western Massachusetts CDC was cited for its leadership in building partnerships for the revitalization of Hampden and Hampshire Counties.

Burbank Street1996
This property was developed by the Fenway Community Development Corporation.

New Port Antonio1996
This Roxbury project was developed by the Long Bay Management Company.

Nueva Esperanza1996
This Holyoke-based CDC was recognized for its long term commitment to the Revitalization of South Holyoke.