2013 MetLife Foundation Awards for Excellence in Affordable Housing
Onsite health care programs and clinics, strong partnerships with resource agencies and safer, healthier living environments are innovations brought to senior housing by the 2013 MetLife Foundation Award for Excellence in Affordable Housing recipients.
Christian Church Homes, Sierra Meadows (Visalia, Calif.)
Christian Church Homes employs a resident-centered service model that uses property management, operations and administrative staff to coordinate and to maximize care and services. Certified LEED gold, the 43-apartment development serves an extremely low-income population at 30 percent of area median income. Learn more about Sierra Meadows.
Mercy Housing Lakefront and Neighborhood Housing Services, Roseland Place Senior Apartments (Chicago, Ill)
Roseland Place are 60 newly-constructed independent living senior housing apartments. It is part of a campus that provides an affordable continuum of care for older adults with its close proximity to the neighboring affordable assisted living and grand-family apartments. Learn more about Roseland Place Senior Apartments.
REACH Community Development, Walnut Park Apartments (Portland, Ore.)
REACH successfully executed an in-place rehabilitation to create 38 energy-efficient, service-enriched apartments for senior and disabled residents. REACH was also recognized for its extensive community partnerships and participation in Oregon’s health care reform initiative. Learn more about Walnut Park Apartments.
Presbyterian Senior Living proactively assesses resident health status and works closely with their local health care system PinnacleHealth to implement resident health interventions. The 112-apartment community has an onsite clinic that proactively tracks residents’ health care outcomes, leading to a 49 percent reduction in re-hospitalizations. Learn more about Presbyterian Apartments.
See Past Winners of the MetLife Foundation Awards for Excellence in Affordable Housing.
In partnership with the MetLife Foundation, Enterprise offers the MetLife Foundation Awards for Excellence in Affordable Housing. The awards program recognizes 501(c)(3) community-based or regional nonprofit organizations and Tribes or Tribally Designated Housing Entities that show exemplary leadership, innovation and effectiveness in green, health and service-enriched housing for seniors.
Four winners will each receive:
A $50,000 unrestricted grant
A commemorative award
A news release announcing their accomplishments
A profile of the winning project
An event for residents, partners and community members at the property in fall 2013
Applications are evaluated on criteria that include the following:
Green, sustainable, age-friendly features—sustainable execution of a strategy, connecting green to resident health, design responsiveness to resident and community needs
Execution of strategy and vision—demonstrated commitment and thoughtfulness about aging and connecting health to housing
Services and innovation—quality of partnerships with health and service partners, connections to opportunities in healthcare reform, other innovations
2013 MetLIfe Award Winners
Enterprise congratulates the winners of the 2013 MetLIfe Foundation Awards for Excellence in Affordable Housing.