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Past Winners of the MetLife Foundation Awards for Excellence in Affordable Housing


Enterprise and MetLife Foundation created these awards in 1996 to recognize the outstanding work of nonprofits in developing and effectively managing housing for low-income people. Each year, this program has recognized exceptional examples of innovative concepts in affordable housing. Delve into the details of the past winners and take away suggestions and ideas for your own work.

2012 Winners

Download the 2011 Case Studies Book.

2010 Winners

  • Cathedral Square Senior Living, Burlington, VT 
  • Langdon and Anne Simons Senior Apartments, Seattle, WA
  • St. Patrick’s Terrace, Oakland, CA
  • The Village at Headwaters, Portland, OR 
Download the 2010 Winner Case Studies book.

2009 Winners

  • Lytton Gardens Senior Communities, Palo Alto, Calif.
  • Mercy Housing California, San Francisco
  • REACH CDC, Portland, Ore.
  • Under One Roof, Norwalk, Conn.
Download the 2009 Winner Case Studies book.

2008 Winners

Supportive Housing
  • 1st place: Colorado Coalition for the Homeless, Denver, Colorado
  • 2nd place: Skid Row Housing Trust, Los Angeles, California
  • 3rd place: Doorways Housing, St. Louis, Missouri
Property and Asset Management
  • 1st place: First Community Housing, San Jose, California
  • 2nd place: Reston Interfaith Housing Corporation, Reston, Virginia
  • 3rd place: New Birth Community Care Center, Chicago, Illinois
Download the 2008 Winner Case Studies book. 

2007 Winners

Supportive Housing
  • 1st place: Community Housing Partnership, San Francisco, California
  • 2nd place: Deborah’s Place, Chicago, Illinois
  • 3rd place: Plymouth Housing Group, Seattle, Washington
Property and Asset Management
  • 1st place: Intercommunity Mercy Housing, Seattle, Washington
  • 2nd place: Alamo Area Mutual Housing Association, San Antonio, Texas
  • 3rd place: Sheldon Oaks Central, Hartford, Connecticut
 Download the 2007 Winner Case Studies book.

2006 Winners

Supportive Housing
  • 1st place: Bernal Heights Neighborhood Center, San Francisco, California
  • 2nd place: Central City Concern, Portland, Oregon
  • 3rd place: Wilson Commencement Park, Rochester, New York
Property and Asset Management
  • 1st place: Housing Works, Inc/Gotham Assets Property Management and Development, New York, New York
  • 2nd place: Foundation Communities, Austin, Texas
  • 3rd place: East Bay Asian Local Development Corporation, Oakland, California
  • Honorable Mention: People's Self-Help Housing, Santa Barbara, California
Download the 2006  Winner Case Studies book.

Celebrating 10 Years

In 2005, The MetLife Foundation and Enterprise celebrated 10 years of these prestigious awards with the publication of Rewarding Innovation, Sharing SolutionsBuilding A Better America.
Download the 10-year Retrospective book.

2005 Winners

Supportive Housing 
  • 1st place: Downtown Emergency Service Center, Seattle, Washington
  • 2nd place: Palladia, Inc., New York, New York
  • 3rd place: Mercy Housing, Denver, Colorado
Property and Asset Management 
  • 1st place: Bethany Hill School, Inc., Framingham, Massachusetts
  • 2nd place: Rogers Avenue Homesteaders Housing Development Fund Cooperative, New York, New York
  • 3rd place: Better Housing Coalition, Richmond, Virginia
Download the 2005 Winner Case Studies book.

2004 Winners

Supportive Housing 
  • 1st place: Association for Community Housing Solutions, San Diego, California
  • 2nd place: Harbor Interfaith Services, San Pedro, California
  • 3rd place: Greyston Foundation, Yonkers, New York
Property and Asset Management 
  • 1st place: homeWORD, Incorporated, Missoula, Montana
  • 2nd place: Downtown Emergency Service Center, Seattle, Washington
  • 3rd place: Community Partnership for the Homeless, Austin, Texas
Download the 2004 Winner Case Studies book.

2003 Winners

Supportive Housing 
  • 1st place: A Community of Friends, Los Angeles, California
  • 2nd place: Neighborhood Housing Services Inc., Boise, Idaho
  • 3rd place: Women's Transitional Housing Coalition Inc., Duluth, Minnesota
Property and Asset Management 
  • 1st place: Bickerdike Redevelopment Corp., Chicago, Illinois
  • 2nd place: Community Housing Partnership, San Francisco, California
  • 3rd place: Urban Edge, Roxbury, Massachusetts
Download the 2003 Winner Case Studies book.

2002 Winners

Supportive Housing 
  • 1st place: Carrfour Corporation, Miami, Florida
  • 2nd place: Progressive Redevelopment, Inc., Decatur, Georgia
  • 3rd place: Larkin Street Youth Services, San Francisco, California
Property and Asset Management 
  • 1st place: Los Angeles Community Design Center, Los Angeles, California
  • 2nd place: First Community Housing, San Jose, California
  • 3rd place: Rogerson Communities, Boston, Massachusetts
Download the 2002 Winner Case Studies book.

2001 Winners

Supportive Housing
  • 1st place: Project New Hope, Los Angeles, California
  • 2nd place: House of Ruth, Baltimore, Maryland
  • 3rd place: Sarah's Circle, Washington, District of Columbia
Property and Asset Management
  • 1st place: Riverbend Community Mental Health, Concord, New Hampshire
  • 2nd place: Integrated Community Services, Green Bay, Wisconsin
  • 3rd place: Greater Germantown Housing Development Corp., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Download the 2001 Winner Case Studies book.

2000 Winners

Supportive Housing
  • 1st place: Beyond Housing, St. Louis, Missouri
  • 2nd place: ShelterCare, Eugene, Oregon
  • 3rd place: AIDS Services of Dallas, Dallas, Texas
  • Honorable Mention: Concern for Independent Living, Medford, New York
Property and Asset Management
  • 1st place: Housing and Community Services, Inc., San Antonio, Texas
  • 2nd place: Chinatown Community Development Center, San Francisco, California
  • 3rd place: Progressive Redevelopment, Inc., Decatur, Georgia
  • Honorable Mention: Mesa Grande Band of Mission Indians, Santa Ysabel, California
Download the 2000 Winner Case Studies book.

1999 Winners

Supportive Housing
  • 1st place: LAMP, Inc., LAMP Lodge, Los Angeles California
  • 2nd place: Colorado Coalition for the Homeless, Renaissance at Loretto Heights, Denver, Colorado
  • 3rd place: Independence Center, Newstead Place Apartments, St. Louis, Missouri
Property and Asset Management
  • 1st place: Little Tokyo Service Center Community Development Corporation, Casa Heiwa, Los Angeles, California
  • 2nd place: Central Texas Mutual Housing, Sierra Ridge Apartments, Austin, Texas
  • 3rd place: Cabrillo Economic Development Corporation, Santa Paulan Senior Apartments, Saticoy, California
Download the 1999 Winner Case Studies book.
See how these organizations demonstrate exceptional examples of innovative concepts in affordable housing.
2011 MetLife Foundation Awards
MetLife Award Winners

These organizations represent the best in green, service-enriched housing for seniors: 
  • Casa Grande Senior Apartments, Petaluma, Calif.
  • Covenant House, Brighton, Mass
  • Ingleside Retirement Apartments, Wilmington, Del.
  • Julia Martin House, Jamaica Plain, Mass. 
Download the 2011 Winner Case Studies book.