The HUD Community Development Award for National Excellence
3 HUD Best Practice Awards

Rudy Bruner Award for Excellence in the Urban Environment

The National Association of Housing and Redevelopment Officials (NAHRO) National Award for Merit


Corcoran Jennison’s success with mixed-income housing is due to the attention we give to social services for our residents. To that end, HOU has been our indispensable partner. Congratulations to all the employees of HOU for providing the essential element in successful housing – caring about the residents.

— Joe Corcoran, Corcoran Jennison Companies

HOU played a critical role in helping to rehouse 150 displaced senior households in a very short 3-month period. Their communication with our ownership team and the DC Housing Authority, ability to adapt to a changing landscape of needs, and sensitivity interacting with residents who had experienced the loss of their home showed the versatility of the organization. We were very pleased with the performance of HOU and appreciate their help with rehousing our residents

Vicki Davis, Managing Partner, Urban Atlantic

We lived there [Temple Courts] for 8 years with broken elevators, dark hallways, drugs, and destruction in and around the dwellings. Through all of the bad, good came out when the Mayor appointed HOU’s Relocation and Case Management teams. HOU helped us with boxes, tape, and all our moving needs were met. I will never forget the help received while looking for my first home. We truly appreciate HOU and commend them highly on their dedication to our family and all of the Temple Courts residents.

— Angela James, resident, Temple Courts, Washington, DC

HOU has been an important partner for us on a number of occupied rehabilitation projects that required the temporary relocation of residents. The HOU team not only identified temporary housing and coordinated resident moves, but also kept residents, management and ownership informed throughout the process. We’re very pleased with their work.

— Gilbert Winn, CEO , WinnCompanies

I commend you and the Housing Opportunities Unlimited staff for all that you have and continue to do with and for the residents from the NW-1 community to Park Morton. The details of the work performed are a great example of what is needed to help residents overcome barriers achieve self-sufficiency and make the new Communities Initiative a successful program.

— Coyan Lewis, Project Manager, Office of the Deputy Mayor for Planning and Economic Development, Washington, DC

We have used HOU to coordinate the resident relocation on several of our rehabilitation properties. They always maintain a high level of professionalism and are not only very knowledgeable of the rules and regulations regarding relocation, but also sensitive to the resident’s needs and concerns.

— Fred C. Mitchell, CPM, HCCP Sr. Vice President- Asset Management, The NHP Foundation