Awards

Distinguished Honors

Certificates and Awards

DHA has been coveted through the years for its ability to deliver quality and affordable housing in Denver. 

“If you want to know how to do affordable housing, meet me at Sun Valley. If you want to know how to execute a CHOICE Grant, meet me at Sun Valley.” 

– U.S. HUD Secretary Marcia Fudge, visit to Sun Valley

Certificate of Achievement in Financial Reporting for Excellence

Award for Distinguished Budget Presentation by the Government Finance Officers Association of the United States of Canada.

Low Loss Achievement Award from Housing Authority Insurance Group

Renee Martinez-Stone: Housing Colorado 2021 People Award

2020

Finance and Administration 2020:

  • Certificate of Achievement in Financial Reporting for Excellence
  • Distinguished Budget Presentation Award
  • Housing Authority Insurance Group – 1st Place for Safety Incentive Program
  • Housing Authority Insurance Group – Outstanding Risk Control Program Award for 2020 – 4 Star Performer

Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) and Housing Management Department (HMD) 2020:

  • U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development – Housing Choice Voucher Section 8 Management Assessment Program (SEMAP) High Performer
  • U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development – Housing Management Department –Public Housing Assessment System (PHAS) High Performing Housing Authority

Real Estate Investment Department (RE) 2020:

  • Housing Colorado Eagle Award – Vida at Sloan’s Lake
  • ABC Rocky Mountain Chapter Project of the Year – Vida at Sloan’s Lake
  • ABC National Project of Year in the Institutional $25-$100M- Vida at Sloan’s Lake

2019

Denver Housing Authority 2019:

U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development – Public Housing Assessment System (PHAS) High Performing Housing Authority

Finance and Administration 2019:

  • Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting
  • Distinguished Budget Presentation Award
  • Housing Authority Insurance Group – Low Loss Achievement Award

Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) 2019:

U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development – Housing Choice Voucher Section 8 Management Assessment Program (SEMAP) High Performer

Resident and Community Service (RCS) 2019:

  • NAHRO Award of Merit – Steps to Success
  • NAHRO Award of Merit – Boards and Commissions Leadership Workshop
  • NAHRO Award of Merit – Cultivating Community: Sowing the Seeds of Health

Community Connections 2019:

  • NAHRO Award of Merit – Arts Street @ Youth Employment Academy (YEA)
  • NAHRO Award of Merit – Bridging the Gap-Community & Police
  • NAHRO Award of Merit – Quigg Newton Homes Jobs Plus
  • NAHRO Award of Merit – Journey 2 Unity
  • NAHRO Award of Merit – Sun Valley Choice Neighborhood Initiative Community Connectors

ADU Pilot Program:

Fannie Mae 2019 Innovation Challenge Award

2018

House Choice Voucher (HCV) and HMD Department Highlights 2018:

U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development – SEMAP High Performer

Finance and Administration 2018:

  • Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting
  • Distinguished Budget Presentation Award
  • Housing Authority Insurance Group – 1st Place for Safety Incentive Program
  • Housing Authority Insurance Group – Outstanding Risk Control Program Award for 2018 – 4 Star Performer

2017

Finance and Administration 2017:

  • Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting
  • Distinguished Budget Presentation Award
  • Housing Authority Insurance Group – 1st Place for Safety Incentive Program
  • Housing Authority Insurance Group – Outstanding Risk Control Program Award for 2017 – 4 Star Performer

Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) and HMD Department Highlights 2017:

  • U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development – SEMAP High Performer
  • Housing Management Department – U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development PHAS High Performing Housing Authority

Resident and Community Service (RCS) 2017:

  • NAHRO Award of Merit – Resident and Client Services – Have a Kid’s Back-Backpack Drive
  • NAHRO Award of Merit – Resident and Client Services – Creating Smiles – the Senior Mobile Dental Program

Workforce Development & Community Initiatives (WDCI) 2017:

  • NAHRO Award of Excellence – Workforce Development & Community Initiatives (WDCI) Tackling Mental Health through Patient Navigation
  • NAHRO Award of Merit – Workforce Development & Community Initiatives (WDCI) – Academies to Work
  • NAHRO Award of Merit – Workforce Development & Community Initiatives (WDCI)– PC’s for People
  • NAHRO Award of Merit – Workforce Development & Community Initiatives (WDCI)– Summer Youth Employment Program

2016

Finance 2016:

  • Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting
  • Distinguished Budget Presentation Award
  • Housing Authority Insurance Group-Low Loss Achievement Award

Executive /Real Estate Recognition/Grant Awards 2016:

  • HUD Choice Neighborhoods Implementation for Sun Valley Eco-District (SVED)
  • Designated HUD ConnectHome Pilot – Closing the Digital Divide in Subsidized Housing
  • White House in the Better Buildings Challenge for Excellence in Utility Data Tracking
  • Mariposa Mixed-Use Development Phase VI Leadership and Environmental Design (LEED) for Neighborhood Development

Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) and HMD Department Highlights 2016:

  • U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development – SEMAP High Performer
  • Housing Management Department – U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development PHAS High Performing Housing Authority
  • Colorado NAHRO Awards of Excellence Administrative Innovation – Housing Management Year End Report

Resident and Community Service (RCS) 2016:

  • HUD Jobs Plus Grant Award Quigg Newton Homes
  • YEA Instructor John Claude “JC” Futrell “African Americans Who Make A Difference” Award
  • NAHRO Award of Merit – Resident and Client Services – Coffee & Convo: Approaching Behavioral Wellness
  • NAHRO Award of Merit – Resident and Client Services –Education and Employment

2015

Finance 2015:

  • Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting
  • Distinguished Budget Presentation Award
  • Housing Authority Insurance Group-Low Loss Achievement Award

Executive /Real Estate Recognition/Grant Awards 2015:

  • Sustainable Denver Award Implementer for 2020 Sustainability Goals
  • Mariposa Mixed-Use Development Phase IV Leadership and Environmental Design (LEED) for Neighborhood Development – U.S. Green Building Council in LEED Green Building Platinum Designation

Resident and Community Service (RCS) 2015:

  • NUSA – Best Neighborhood Award – Social Revitalization Finalist – Mariposa District
  • NAHRO Award of Excellence – Program Innovation – Mariposa NECO Pass Program
  • NAHRO Award of Merit – Program Innovation – Active Living Staircase
  • NAHRO Award of Merit – Healthy Living Cardiac Risk Screening
  • NAHRO Award of Merit – Mariposa NECO Pass Program
  • NAHRO Award of Merit – Program Innovation – Holiday Helpers
  • Denver Department of Environmental Health – Innovation Award – Mariposa District

Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) and HMD Department Highlights 2015:

  • U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development – SEMAP High Performer
  • Housing Management Department – U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development PHAS High Performing Housing Authority

2014

 DHA Year in Review – Awards and Recognitions 2014:

  • Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting
  • Distinguished Budget Presentation Award
  • Housing Authority Insurance Group-Low Loss Achievement Award
  • Housing Authority Insurance Group-Outstanding Risk Control Program—2 Star Performer Awards for: Organization Commitment for Risk Management and Risk Control Administration

Executive /Real Estate Recognition/Grant Awards 2014:

  • Ismael Guerrero/DHA White House 2014 Champion of Change in Solar Deployment
  • Mayor’s Design Award Active Spaces – Mariposa District Active Stairs Phase III Recognition – Recognition – Westridge Homes U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) 2014 ENERGY STAR Change the World Tour
  • American Society of Landscape Architects Colorado Award Design Workshop Sun Valley Station Area Plan

Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) and HMD Department Highlights: 2014:

  • NAHRO Award of Excellence – US Bank Visa Prepaid Card (Utility Assistance Payments)
  • U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development – SEMAP High Performer
  • Housing Management Department – U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development PHAS High Performing Housing Authority

Resident and Community Service Programs (RCS and WDCI) 2014:

  • NAHRO Award of Merit –Advanced Manufacturing Academy
  • NAHRO Award of Merit – Healthy Living Program
  • NAHRO Award of Merit – Osage Café
  • NAHRO National Award of Excellence – Patient Navigator
  • Metropolitan State University of Denver and Shades of Blue –Community Outreach and Leadership
  • Award for HOPE VI Summer Youth Program
  • Community College of Denver Educational Opportunity Center (EOC) – Appreciation Award Valued Community Partner
  • Colorado Foreclosure Hotline – DHA Homeownership Becky O’Brien Counselor of Year Award

2013

DHA Year in Review – Awards and Recognitions 2013:

  • 2013 – Government Finance Officer Association of the United States and Canada (GFOA) presents the Housing Authority of the City and County of Denver with GFOA’s Distinguished Budget Presentation Award for its budget document.
  • 2013 – Government Finance Officer Association of the United States and Canada (GFOA) presents the Housing Authority of the City and County of Denver with GFOA’s Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting.
  • 2013 – Housing Authority Insurance Group-Low Loss Achievement Award
  • 2013 – Housing Authority Insurance Group-Outstanding Risk Control Program
  • 2013 – 2 Star Performer Awards for: Organization Commitment for Risk Management and Risk Control Administration
  • 2013 – NAHRO National Award of Merit – Program Innovation Denver B-Cycle Partnership
  • 2013 – NAHRO National Award of Merit – Resident Achievement Program (RAP)
  • 2013 – NAHRO National Award of Merit – Thanksgiving Meal Program
  • 2013 – NAHRO National Award of Merit – Family Self Sufficiency (FSS) Class Restructure/Cash Out Restructure
  • 2013 – NAHRO National Award of Merit in Housing and Community Development Asset Program
  • 2013 – Creation and implementation of the Welcome Neighbor Program, a Resident Orientation Program for DHA residents.
  • 2013 – Successful implementation of the Vendor Managed Inventory (VMI) Contract with HD Supply.
  • 2013 – Agency/Partner of the Year recognition from Volunteers of America for work with housing homeless families during the year.
  • 2013 – National ABC Award – Tapiz Apartments (Millender White)
  • 2013 – South Lowell – Awards winning architect partner with DHA for “building-within-a-building” first for affordable housing in Denver.
  • 2013 – DHA Horse Barn recognition by Curtis Park Historic Preservation.