2011 Excellence in Housing and Economic Development Awards Announced

Excellence in Housing Revitalization, Economic Development and Green Housing Recognized


ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. – Four organizations were today presented with the Excellence in Housing and Economic Development Awards in recognition of their outstanding work in these development arenas. The award ceremony took place at the 2011 Governor’s Conference on Housing and Economic Development at the Atlantic City Convention Center.

“Governor Christie and Commissioner Grifa join me in congratulating this year’s award winners and commending them on their creative projects to foster economic growth and provide more affordable housing opportunities to New Jersey families,” said New Jersey Housing and Mortgage Finance Agency (HMFA) Executive Director Anthony Marchetta. “We’ve made progress in returning our state to prosperity and affordability because of the efforts of these award recipients and others like them.”


Representatives of the Department of Community Affairs, HMFA, New Jersey Economic Development Authority and Department of State selected the winners. This year’s award recipients were honored for excellence in housing revitalization, economic development, and green housing.

Best of Housing Revitalization – Recognizes projects directed toward revitalizing or redeveloping distressed or blighted neighborhoods. Projects had to include a substantial affordable or workforce housing component. 

Best of Economic Development – Recognizes an innovative mixed-use (non-residential), adaptive reuse, rehab, brownfield, industrial or office park that encourages private investment and the development of regional partnerships. The project had to replenish vitality into the community, create jobs, and strengthen private investment.

Best of Green Housing – Recognizes affordable housing developments that demonstrate a high level of sustainable design and maintain the integrity of sustainable living through a sustainable operations and maintenance program.

Click on the following link to view the complete list of the 2011 award recipients.

2011 Excellence in Housing and Economic Development Awards Honorees [30.76KB PDF]


The NJ Governor’s Conference for Housing and Economic Development is hosted by the DCA’s Division on Housing and Community Resources; the HMFA; and, for the first time in conference history, the New Jersey Economic Development Authority and New Jersey Department of State. The conference is self-sustaining, funded entirely through sponsorship opportunities and registration fees. 

For further information about the conference, please log on to www.state.nj.us/dca/hmfa/home/conference/index.htm.