NEWS AND EVENTS

Astros Foundation Diamond Dreams Gala Benefits NHH at Harrisburg

The Astros Foundation hosted their annual Diamond Dreams Gala. Located on the field of Minute Maid Park, the event included a special performance by Diana Ross along with meet and greet opportunities with Astros players! Event proceeds support The Astros Foundation and New Hope Housing’s Harrisburg development.

 

Groundbreaking of New Hope Housing at Reed

New Hope broke ground on our first supportive housing property for homeless and at-risk families. NHH at Reed is a 187-unit multifamily apartment community designed to help uplift families from situational and generational poverty.

Mack Fowler, Executive Chairman, New Hope Housing, addresses community stakeholders at the groundbreaking celebration on October 12, 2016.

New Hope Housing breaks ground on new SRO property, NHH at Harrisburg

In April 2016, New Hope broke ground on our new SRO property, NHH at Harrisburg, our first mixed-use development. Harrisburg is a transit-oriented property located on the new METRO light rail in the historic East End. This 175-unit supportive housing community will include retail and commercial office space.

Jim Crane, Owner & Chairman, Houston Astros Baseball Club; Karla Cisneros, Council Member District H, City of Houston; The Honorable Sylvester Turner, Mayor, City of Houston; Joy Horak-Brown, President & CEO, New Hope Housing; Mack Fowler, Executive Chairman, New Hope Housing.

New Hope Housing wins 2016 APEX Award for Excellence for website design

The APEX Awards for Publication Excellence is an annual competition for corporate and nonprofit publishers, editors, writers and designers who create print, Web, electronic and social media. Out of 102 entries for websites across the country, New Hope was selected along with 8 others to receive this honor.

ULI-Houston Recognizes Rittenhouse with Development of Distinction Award

The Urban Land Institute’s Development of Distinction awards program recognizes best practices in all types of real estate development. The Houston award is modeled after the ULI Awards for Excellence global competition, which has been recognizing real estate development for more than 30 years. This award is not just about the high quality, beautiful building and the detailed effort that went into developing the property. It is also about the purpose of this affordable housing community and New Hope’s mission – to offer Housing + Services to help people who want to improve their lives.

Philip Croker, Managing Director, Hines; Tamara Foster, Director of Communities, New Hope Housing; Emily Abeln, Director of Real Estate Development, New Hope Housing; Nicole Cassier, Director of Fund Development, New Hope Housing; Neal Rackleff, Director, Housing and Community Development Department, City of Houston; Mack Fowler, Board President, New Hope Housing; Sanford Criner, EVP Global Corporate Services, CBRE; Joy Horak-Brown, Executive Director, New Hope Housing; Ray Miller, SVP Community Development Finance, Capital One Bank; Ernesto Maldonado, Founding Partner, Glassman Shoemake Maldonado Architects, Inc.

Rittenhouse Wins Award for Major Community Impact

Rittenhouse received the 2016 Developments of Distinction Award presented by Novogradac Journal of Tax Credits, honored in the LIHTC Development that Best Exemplifies Major Community Impact category. Novogradac & Company LLP is a national certified public accounting and consulting firm representing a broad range of industries, with a major emphasis in the real estate sector.

Thomas Morton, Partner, Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman; Emily Abeln, Director of Real Estate Development, New Hope Housing

New Hope Housing Honored with HBJ Landmark Award

Houston Business Journal honors New Hope’s Rittenhouse property with a 2015 Landmark Award for Community Impact. The HBJ’s annual awards program recognizes real estate projects that, upon completion, make a significant impact on the Houston landscape.

Ernesto Maldonado, Founding Partner, Glassman Shoemake Maldonado Architects, Inc.; Tamara Foster, VP of Onsite Operations, New Hope Housing; Karen Briggs Gwin, CPA, MBA, Treasurer and CFO, New Hope Housing; Joy Horak-Brown, President and CEO, New Hope Housing; Mack Fowler, Executive Chairman, New Hope Housing; Ray Miller, SVP, Community Development Finance, Capital One Bank; Tim Phillips, EVP, Commercial Banking, Patriot Bank; Garrett Thompson, VP of Operations, Vistamont Realty Management; Emily Abeln, Director of Real Estate Development, New Hope Housing; Nicole Cassier, VP of Fund Development/Communications, New Hope Housing.

AWARDS

2016

Jean W. MacDonald Lifetime Achievement Award, Texas Affiliation of Affordable Housing Providers, Joy Horak-Brown on behalf of New Hope Housing, Inc.

Developments of Distinction, LIHTC Development that Best Exemplifies Major Community Impact, Novogradac Journal of Tax Credits, Rittenhouse

APEX Award for Publication Excellence, New Hope Housing, Inc. Website

Certificate of Recognition, Houston Housing Authority, New Hope Housing, Inc. Property Management Team

2015

Development of Distinction,
Urban Land Institute-Houston, Rittenhouse

Houston Business Journal Landmark Award
Community Impact, Rittenhouse

Texas Architect Design Award, Texas Society of Architects, Brays Crossing

Award of Excellence
National Association of Housing and Redevelopment Officials, Rittenhouse

Award of Merit
National Association of Housing and Redevelopment Officials, Rittenhouse

Out of the Box Honors Award
Houston Apartment Association, Rittenhouse

2014

LEED for Homes Platinum Certification,
U.S. Green Building Council, Rittenhouse

Housing Partner Award,
Coalition for the Homeless of Houston/Harris County,
Tamara Foster on behalf of New Hope Housing, Inc.

J. Howard Rambin III Founder’s Award,
Mayor’s Proud Partner,
Keep Houston Beautiful, Rittenhouse

New Development – Affordable Tax Credit,
Houston Apartment Association,
Perry

Housing the Homeless Commendation,
International Making Cities Livable,
Perry

Women’s Leadership Empowerment Award,
Texas Women’s Empowerment Foundation,
Tamara Foster on behalf of New Hope Housing, Inc.

2013

Mayor’s Proud Partner,
Keep Houston Beautiful,
4415 Perry

Houston Business Journal Landmark Award,
Green Projects,
Finalist,
4415 Perry

Executive Communicator of the Year,
International Association of Business Communicators (IABC)-Houston,
Joy Horak-Brown on behalf of New Hope Housing, Inc.

2012

LEED for Homes Platinum Certification,
U.S. Green Building Council,
4415 Perry SRO

Award of Excellence,
National Association of Housing and Redevelopment Officials,
2424 Sakowitz

Award of Merit,
National Association of Housing and Redevelopment Officials,
2424 Sakowitz

Cornerstone Award,
Houston Apartment Association,
New Hope Housing, Inc.

Best of Local Business Award,
Individual & Family Services,
US Commerce Association,
Houston Area Community Development Corporation,
1414 Congress

2011

ULI Award for Excellence:
The Americas,
Brays Crossing

Development of Distinction,
Urban Land Institute–Houston,
Brays Crossing

BUILDER Magazine,
Builder’s Choice Design & Planning,
Special Focus Award,
Brays Crossing

2011 (cont.)

BUILDER Magazine,
Builder’s Choice Design & Planning,
Grand Award,
Brays Crossing

AIA Houston Renovation Award,
AIA Houston Design Awards Program,
Brays Crossing

Houston Business Journal Landmark Award,
Community Impact,
Brays Crossing

Houston Business Journal Landmark Award,
Public/Private Partnership,
Brays Crossing

U.S. Green Building Council LEED for Homes Award,
Outstanding Affordable Developer,
2424 Sakowitz

Houston Business Journal Landmark Award,
Green Projects,
2424 Sakowitz

Mayor’s Proud Partner Certificate of Recognition,
Keep Houston Beautiful,
2424 Sakowitz

2010

LEED for Homes Platinum Certification,
U.S. Green Building Council,
2424 Sakowitz SRO

Annual Design Review 2010:
Live: Award, Architect Magazine,
New Hope Housing at Brays Crossing

Mayor’s Proud Partner,
Keep Houston Beautiful,
New Hope Housing at Brays Crossing

Mental Health Makes a Difference,
Mental Health America of Greater Houston,
1414 Congress

2009

Development of Distinction,
Urban Land Institute–Houston,

Canal Street Apartments

ULI Award for Excellence-North and South America,
Finalist, Canal Street Apartments

2008

Bank of America,
Neighborhood Excellence Initiative,
Neighborhood Builder Award,
New Hope Housing, Inc.

2006

Mayor’s Proud Partner,
Keep Houston Beautiful,
Canal Street Apartments

Outstanding Community Organization,
Texas Homeless Network

Innovation Award,
CDC Association of Greater Houston

The I. Donald Terner Prize for Innovation and Leadership in Affordable Housing,
Semi-finalist, Canal Street Apartments

Houston Business Journal Landmark Award,
Finalist,
Canal Street Apartments

AIA/Houston Design Award,
Canal Street Apartments

Ultimate Inexpensive Housing Award,
Houston Chronicle,
Canal Street Apartments

2005

East End Chamber of Commerce Amigo Award

1998

Good Brick Award,
Greater Houston Preservation Alliance,
1414 Congress SRO

Citation of Honor,
Texas Society of Architects/AIA Houston,
Hamilton Street Residence

Award for Community Enhancement (ACE),
Appraisal Institute-Houston,
Hamilton Street Residence