Ability Housing Earns Award of Merit at Annual Gold Nugget Awards Competition for Village at Hyde Park in Submarket of Jacksonville

JACKSONVILLE, FL - Judges for the 2021 Gold Nugget Awards (GNA) have named Ability Housing as an Award of Merit winner in its annual competition, which honors architectural design and planning excellence and draws entries from throughout the United States and internationally.

Ability Housing earned its Merit honors for Village at Hyde Park, which was honored in the Best Affordable Housing Community (Under 30 Dwelling Units/Acre) category.

Located in the Westside submarket of Jacksonville, Fla.,Village at Hyde Park is an 80-unit community that is home to 40 formerly homeless households and 40 additional low-income and extremely low-income households. The property earned Platinum Certification under the Florida Green Building Coalition (FGBC) Homes Standard, representing the highest level of certification

“Ability Housing’s mission is to build strong communities where everyone has a home. We are proud to fulfill that mission through the development of properties that reflect the highest standards of sustainability, affordability and quality — because those are the standards all of our residents deserve,” said Shannon Nazworth, President and CEO of Ability Housing. “We are grateful to the Gold Nugget Awards selection committee for recognizing those qualities in the Village at Hyde Park community.”

Now in it’s 58th year, GNA is the largest and most prestigious competition of its kind in the nation. It honors design and planning achievements in community and home design, green-built housing, site planning, commercial, retail, mixed-use development and specialty housing categories. This year’s winners were chosen from over 600 entries from around the world.

“Gold Nugget Award winners reflect our industry’s best, brightest and most innovative architects, planners and builder/developers,” said Judging Chairman and Gold Nugget ceremonies administrator Lisa Parrish. 

About Ability Housing: Ability Housing is an industry-leading not-for-profit multifamily rental housing developer dedicated to creating high-quality affordable housing. We invest in communities through properties that enhance their surrounding neighborhoods, improve each community’s quality of life, and connect residents with a network of voluntary support services. For more information, visit AbilityHousing.org

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