IHCDA awards RealAmerica with a Lt. Governor’s Excellence in Affordable Housing Award at the Indiana Housing Conference


INDIANAPOLIS – At the Indiana Housing Conference awards luncheon August 26, 2016, the Indiana Housing and Community Development Authority (IHCDA) awarded RealAmerica with one of four Lt. Governor’s Excellence in Affordable Housing Awards. Presented to the most outstanding properties in four categories, these awards celebrate the best in Indiana affordable housing development.


“I’m pleased to congratulate the development teams for their innovative approach and effective solution to providing affordable housing in Indiana,” said Lt. Governor Eric Holcomb who serves as the board chair for IHCDA. “Through their planning and collaboration these new developments are a great example of how affordable housing can positively impact a community.”


IHCDA accepted nominations for the Lt. Governor’s Awards for Excellence in Affordable Housing. IHCDA and the Indiana Affordable Housing Council (IAHC) organized a six-member judging panel to evaluate the nominations and RealAmerica won for the following category;


Senior Housing – Hawthorne Hills Senior Apartments RealAmerica recognized the necessity and importance of bringing affordable housing to the Nashville community after the region experienced flooding in 2008. By 2009, they had set up roots by opening their first senior community, Willow Manor. Since its opening, its averaged 98% – 100% occupancy, which was a clear indicator to their President, Mrs. Ronda Weybright that they had only scratched the surface for the need of affordable senior housing. Then came, Hawthorne Hills Senior development, a twin sister development to Willow Manor providing 57 units in an environment where seniors can live more affordable, productive and independent lives while aging in place among family and friends. The building reflects the beauty of a country lodge with its 100% brick, stone and cement board exterior that was built to Emerald Rating National Green Building standards.


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