HOME 20th Anniversary Door Knocker Awards

The HOME Investment Partnerships Program (HOME) is the largest Federal block grant designed exclusively to create affordable housing for low- and very low-income households. Each year HUD allocates nearly $2 billion among the States and hundreds of localities nationwide. In the past 20 years, more than $24.8 billion of HOME funds has been committed to affordable housing projects. In February 2011, the one-millionth HOME-assisted unit was completed.

HOME has been a catalyst in transforming neighborhoods and improving lives -- the lives of seniors who have moved into service-enriched housing, of families who have an equity stake in a home for the first time, and of individuals moving into safe, stable environments after being homeless. These changes have occurred in big cities, small towns, and rural communities. The work of HUD's many partners—States, cities, counties and their nonprofit and other partners, is on display in communities across the country— in newly revitalized neighborhoods, the new-found stability of renters in standard, affordable units, proud first-time homebuyers, and the restored dignity of individuals who had been living on the street.

In recognition of the million-plus HOME-assisted affordable housing units created to date, HUD is highlighting fourteen exceptional HOME-assisted projects or programs in four different categories - Promoting Long-Term Affordability; Reaching Underserved Populations; Producing Sustainable Housing; and Building CHDO Capacity. HUD received more than one hundred applications from across the country for the HOME Program Door Knocker Awards. These fourteen HOME Program Door Knocker Award winners symbolize the many achievements of all HOME program partners. HOME is a catalyst for change. HOME is one million units and building!

Read the HUD press release: HUD honors 15 State and Local Model Programs with Prestigious "DOOR KNOCKER AWARD" for Outstanding Work in Affordable Housing

Door Knocker Award Winners

Click on a link below to learn more about each winning project.

Promoting Long-Term Affordability

Mount Vernon, New York

Burlington, Vermont

Madison, Wisconsin

State of South Dakota

Commonwealth of Massachusetts and Springfield, Massachusetts

Reaching Underserved Populations

Franklin County, Ohio

Commonwealth of Massachusetts

Los Angeles, California

Asheville, North Carolina

Producing Sustainable Housing

Seattle, Washington

Los Angeles County, California

Somerville, Massachusetts

Allegheny County Consortium, Pennsylvania

Building CHDO Capacity

HOME Doorknocker Awards Booklet IconDownload the booklet of Door Knocker award winners to see project descriptions, photos, and contact information. PDF (20.5 MB)


Honorable Mentions

Promoting Long-Term Affordability

Blessed Sacrament Campus

Boston, Massachusetts

Cottage, Pine, Williams and Dorr

State of Vermont

Reaching Underserved Populations

McDermott Place

Seattle, Washington

New Hope Apartments

Peoria, Illinois

Self-Sufficiency Through HOMEownership

Wichita, Kansas

Producing Sustainable Housing

205 First Street Senior Housing Development

Elizabeth, New Jersey

Manchester Transitional Living Program

State of New Hampshire

Oxford Plaza

Berkeley, California

Sandywoods Farm

State of Rhode Island

Stone Way Apartments

Seattle, Washington

Thankful Chases Pathway

Commonwealth of Massachusetts

Trolley Square

Commonwealth of Massachusetts

Visiting Nurses Senior Living Community

Somerville, Massachusetts

Building CHDO Capacity

Commonwealth of Massachusetts

Download a flyer of Door Knocker honorable mentions to see project descriptions and contact information.