Housing Opportunity 2021 Virtual Tours feature the 2020 winners of the Jack Kemp Excellence in Affordable Housing Awards.

Please note: these videos will be available on the conference platform for attendees to watch at any point during the conference.

Arroyo Village is the first project of its kind in Colorado to encompass under one roof a continuum of care for people experiencing housing instability. The project contains a 60-bed homeless shelter for women and transgender individuals, 35 one-bedroom apartments of permanent supportive housing, and 95 one-, two-, and 3-bedroom affordable housing units. Further, the permanent supportive housing apartments were built using a trauma-informed design perspective, which believes spaces should be designed for mental health and healing. More information here.

Beach Plum Village is a new residential community on Nantucket Island featuring 40 single-family cottages, ten of which are permanently restricted at moderate prices. The success of the project has made a significant impact in reducing the level of resistance to urgently needed affordable housing, an issue considered one of the most pressing in this ultra-expensive community. More information here.

The Lofts on Arthington is a historic preservation adaptive use of one of the original Sears, Roebuck & Co. Headquarters buildings, a National Historic Landmark. It is part of the Homan Square master plan, revitalizing the surrounding neighborhood and adding needed affordable housing in Chicago. More information here.

Montgomery Mill is the adaptive use of a historic, long-vacant mill building in downtown Windsor Locks, Connecticut, that has been transformed into 160 units of mixed-income housing. Its location offers an exceptional transit-oriented development opportunity and its transformation is the catalyst to a broader revitalization effort in the downtown area. More information here.

Nesika Illahee is a three-story wood-framed building comprising 59 apartments: 13 studio units, 30 one-bedrooms, nine two-bedrooms, and seven three-bedroom apartments. Through a partnership with the Native American Youth and Family Center, the Confederated Tribes of Siletz Indians, and the Native American Rehabilitation Association, the project will focus on the needs of the Native community, an unacknowledged, underserved, and underrepresented population. More information here.

Red Cedar was developed as part of the transformation of Yesler Terrace, a 30-acre site in the very center of Seattle. Yesler Terrace, the city’s first subsidized housing complex and the nation’s first racially integrated public housing project, was originally developed by the Seattle Housing Authority (SHA) in the early 1940s. The current transformation is taking Yesler Terrace from having 561 worn-out public housing units to an exciting new urban mixed-income neighborhood of about 4,500 units. More information here.