The deadline for entries for the 15th Annual MetLife Foundation Awards for Excellence in Affordable Housing is coming around the corner next week on May 26, 2010. This year’s competition is focused on best practices in the area of green and service-enriched affordable housing for seniors.
The competition, sponsored by Enterprise Community Partners, Inc. and MetLife Foundation, will have four winning organizations that will receive $50,000 each in unrestricted funds, recognition at the annual conference of the American Association of Homes and Services for the Aging, a commemorative plaque and more. Entries must be from recognized 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations and Tribes/Tribally Designated Housing Entities (TDHEs). Each entry will also need to include information on innovation in supportive services and green building technology.
"Decent affordable housing is needed in all sectors of our community, but housing for seniors is among the most urgent," said Melinda Pollack, director of vulnerable populations and rental conservation, Enterprise Community Partners. "Having a healthy, green environment and supportive services where the elderly can age in place and be well cared for are critical aspects for those who enter this competition. We thank MetLife Foundation for partnering with us to highlight the best examples in the field."