Voting is now open for Affordable Housing Finance (AHF)’s 2022 Reader’s Choice Awards, recognizing the best affordable housing communities built in 2021 and 2022!
Two National CORE communities – Crestview Terrace in San Bernardino and Vista Verde in Ontario – are finalists in this year’s awards. Crestview Terrace is one of four finalists for Best Family Development and Vista Verde is one of two finalists for Best Green Development and both are eligible to win the Best Overall Development award.
Help these two communities win! This year’s finalists are comprised of 36 communities inspiring change nationwide. If you are a subscriber to Affordable Housing Finance magazine or its e-newsletter, as of July 31, please vote for Crestview Terrace and Vista Verde!
*To make your vote count for the best development in each category and the overall best development, please make sure you enter your subscriber code from the mailing label on front of your issue of Affordable Housing Finance or enter your email address if you are a newsletter subscriber. Each subscriber may only vote once. Please do not vote if you are not a subscriber, your vote will not count. The voting will close at the end of day Aug. 24.
Crestview Terrace and Vista Verde are two of 36 total finalists selected because of their innovation, creative problem-solving, and impact. Both developments demonstrate National CORE’s commitment to addressing the challenges facing communities today.
Crestview Terrace is a collective impact approach to neighborhood revitalization, reflecting the hopes and dreams of San Bernardino residents, businesses, students, educators, nonprofits, and government leaders who seek a brighter tomorrow. Partnering with the Housing Authority of the County of San Bernardino (HACSB), Crestview Terrace is the third phase of the revitalization of the larger Arrowhead Grove Neighborhood. Guided by years of community engagement and collaborative planning, this RAD housing conversion has transformed a 1940s public housing site into a high-quality affordable housing community that supports residents’ educational, financial, and personal growth.
Vista Verde represents the future of community, addressing the pressing challenges of climate change and community revitalization in economically-distressed neighborhoods. As an all-electric, zero net energy, and service-enriched community for low-income individuals and families, Vista Verde is central to the City of Ontario’s vision to bring measurable and sustainable neighborhood transformation to its downtown area. Building upon six years of planning and community engagement, the City of Ontario partnered with National CORE to create new economic opportunities and improving the health, well-being, and quality of life for all residents.