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The 2015 Governor's Excellence In Housing and Economic Development Awards


Dear Award Nominators:

On behalf of the New Jersey Department of Community Affairs, the New Jersey Housing and Mortgage Finance Agency and the New Jersey Economic Development Authority, we invite you to submit a nomination(s) for the 2015 Governor's Excellence in Housing and Economic Development Awards.

The Awards will be presented at the Governor's Conference on Housing and Economic Development on October 28, 2015.

The goal of the Governor's Excellence in Housing and Economic Development Awards is to recognize projects and professionals that are on the cutting edge of innovation in the fields of affordable housing and economic development. This year's categories were selected to reflect current community needs and challenges.

This year's award categories are:

  • Leading Housing Revitalization Award

  • Leading Public-Private Economic Development Partnership Award

  • Leading Supportive Housing Development through Creative Partnerships Award

  • Leading Mixed-Income Development Award

It is important to showcase the success of our state’s affordable housing and economic development projects, so we strongly encourage you to nominate a project that you consider worthy of recognition.

Nominations must be submitted by close of business on July 31, 2015. Please reference submission and evaluation criteria available below in the attached award nomination packet.

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Danielle Esser at (609) 278-7384 or via email at desser@njhmfa.state.nj.us.

We look forward to receiving your nominations.

Sincerely,

Awards Committee
2015 Governor’s Conference on Housing and Economic Development


FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

How does the process work?
You can nominate your own organization, another organization, an individual or a group who has contributed to housing revitalization, supportive housing, or economic development in New Jersey. Resubmissions of past nominations are welcome, so long as they are still eligible. Please see the nomination criteria for specific requirements.

How do I nominate a candidate?

  1. Review the awards descriptions and their specific eligibility requirements.
  2. Complete the enclosed nomination forms
  3. Fulfill the nomination requirements
  4. Submit by the July 31, 2015 due date. (Any nomination packets received after this date will be disregarded.)

Who does the judging?
The winner will be selected by the Conference Awards Committee. The Awards Committee will judge nominees according to the criteria described under each award. The decisions made by the Awards Committee are based on the information received within each nomination entry packet. Including supplementary materials will strengthen your submission.

When will I know who won?
Winners will be advised of the status of their nomination several weeks prior to the Conference.

What happens if my nomination wins?
Awards are presented during the Governor’s Conference on Housing and Economic Development luncheon, Wednesday October 28, 2015, at the Harrah’s Resort in Atlantic City. If your project wins, you will be notified and encouraged to attend the luncheon, with your nominee as applicable, to receive the award.

How do I submit my nomination?
Nominations are to be submitted online only through the Awards Portal.
Detailed instructions are included below in Submission of Award Nomination section.

Where can I get more information?
Contact Danielle Esser at (609) 278-7384 or via email: desser@njhmfa.state.nj.us.


Click Here to Download the 2015 Nomination Criteria (175k PDF)

Click Here to Download the 2015 Nomination Form (163k PDF)



 




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