Carver County CDA Receives Award of Merit from NAHRO
(Chaska, July 12, 2019) – The National Association of Housing and Redevelopment Officials (NAHRO) recently honored Carver County CDA with the 2019 Award of Merit in the Affordable Housing Category for the School Partnership Program.
The CDA and Carver County School Districts have formed a partnership to help house homeless households with children in the school districts. The districts make referrals to the CDA and staff work to help house and provide resources. The CDA has successfully housed eight households in CDA owned properties. Additionally, the CDA facilitates quarterly meetings with the homeless liaisons at the school districts. “This has dramactically improved the service families within the school district receive,” says Allison Streich, Deputy Director at the CDA.
“Congratulations to our 2019 Awards of Merit recipients,” said NAHRO President Carl S. Richie, Jr. “I am so proud of the great work they’re doing for their clients and their communities.”
The NAHRO Awards of Merit program was created 20 years ago to recognize agencies who found innovative ways of making a difference in their communities and in the lives of the people they serve by creating affordable housing, revitalizing their neighborhoods, and developing initiatives such as job readiness programs, public-private partnerships, disaster prevention projects, and more.
“The Awards of Merit catalog is more than a list of winners,” said NAHRO CEO Adrianne Todman. “It’s a yearly compendium of some of the best work being done by housers and community builders nationwide. Congratulations to this year’s honorees!”
Julie Frick, Carver County CDA
705 N Walnut St
Chaska, MN 55318
NAHRO, established in 1933, is a membership organization of nearly 20,000 housing and community development agencies and professionals throughout the United States whose mission is to create affordable housing and safe, viable communities that enhance the quality of life for all Americans, especially those of low- and moderate-income. NAHRO’s membership administers more than 3 million housing units for 7.6 million people.