2015 – The National Association of Housing and Redevelopment Officials (NAHRO) has awarded the Housing Authority of the City of Daytona Beach the Award of Merit in Housing and Community Development for Northwood Village II.

According to the NAHRO website: “The NAHRO Agency Awards Program was created to give national recognition to the achievement and innovation of NAHRO agency/organizational members throughout the country; to provide additional opportunities to inform the public of the best in housing and community development; and to create a resource bank of information on significant, innovative activities performed by housing and redevelopment agencies and community development departments. Since 1989, NAHRO has honored more than 5,500 programs.”

Applicants are judged on:

1. Program Innovation: Resident and Client Services — Includes programs for employment, homeownership, summer and recreation programs for the youth, elderly or special needs housing, and social service programs.

2. Program Innovation: Community Revitalization — Includes programs that have a positive economic impact on a neighborhood or city.

3. Administrative Innovation — Includes programs that improve the efficiency or effectiveness of administrative operations.

4. Program Innovation: Affordable Housing — Includes programs that produce affordable housing in an innovative manner (creative financing, public/private partnerships, mixed income developments, adaptive reuse, special needs housing.)

5. Project Design — Focuses primarily on the physical or landscape design of a building or project.

The construction of Northwood II was finalized in January, 2015. The property consists of four 3-bedroom townhome style units, and twenty-three walk up style apartments to include eleven 3-bedroom units and twelve 2-bedroom units.

Saxon Gilmore serves as general counsel to the Housing Authority of the City of Daytona Beach. We have developed specialized expertise in public finance and in the representation of housing authorities and related institutions. We have extensive experience with mixed finance projects, including bonds, tax credits, and other government funding. Saxon Gilmore is general counsel to numerous housing authorities throughout Florida, and acts in a consulting capacity on special projects to housing agencies throughout the country.