Housing Commission, Partners Win Awards for Affordable Housing, Community Development (San Diego Housing Commission)

Date Published: 
June 30th, 2021

From the Times of San Diego:

The San Diego Housing Commission’s collaborations on affordable housing projects garnered several awards, the commission announced Monday.

Presented by the San Diego Housing Federation, the Ruby Awards honor “excellence in affordable housing and community development, highlighting the accomplishments of people, agencies and developments that work to ensure all San Diegans, regardless of income, have a safe, stable place they can afford to call home,” according to a news release.

The awards were presented during an online ceremony last Thursday.

SDHC received the Ruby Award for “Innovations in Response to COVID-19” for its purchase of two extended-stay hotels to create 332 permanent affordable housing units, with access to supportive services for people experiencing homelessness, during the COVID-19 pandemic.

State Assemblyman Chris Ward, who presented the award by video, referred to the purchase of the hotel properties as a “game-changing opportunity.”

SDHC President & CEO Richard C. Gentry said his group “is honored by this recognition and congratulates the organizations we collaborate with for their outstanding work.”

Read the Times of San Diego's article "Housing Commission, Partners Win Awards for Affordable Housing, Community Development," featuring the San Diego Housing Commission.

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