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2017 Awards

2017 Washington Alliance of School Administrators (WASA), Community Leadership Award

WASA presents this award annually to a community member or group in recognition of their outstanding contributions toward education. Seattle Housing Authority (SHA) and Seattle University (SU) were recognized for their work in the Choice Neighborhood collaborative, a regional collective-impact initiative centered on the redevelopment Yesler Terrace.  SHA and SU partner with local organizations and nonprofits to create a cradle-to-career pipeline of learning resources for children and youth to significantly improve high school and college graduation rates.

2017 Seattle Commute Trip Reduction Awards, Bronze

Seattle Housing Authority received the Bronze award from the City of Seattle for its progress towards reducing employee drive-alone rates, providing innovative and comprehensive commuter programs to their employees, and showing high levels of engagement with the program and their peers.

2017 HUD Secretary's Award for Public-Philanthropic Partnerships

The Council on Foundations, in partnership with the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, recognized the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation with the HUD Secretary’s Award for Public-Philanthropic Partnerships. The award honored the partnerships between the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, the Council of Large Public Housing Authorities, King County Housing Authority, Tacoma Housing Authority, and Seattle Housing Authority.

Seattle Housing Authority’s Raven Terrace named nation’s best public housing redevelopment

Raven Terrace, the Seattle Housing Authority’s second new residential building at Yesler, was named the best public housing redevelopment in Affordable Housing Finance magazine’s 2017 Readers’ Choice Awards for the Nation’s Best Affordable Housing Developments.

Seattle Housing Authority gets top award for financial reporting

The Seattle Housing Authority has been awarded a Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting by the Chicago-based Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada. In a statement, GFOA said the Certificate of Achievement for SHA’s 2016 Comprehensive Annual Financial Report “is the highest form of recognition in the area of governmental accounting and financial reporting, and its attainment represents a significant accomplishment.”

2016 Awards

HAI Group 2016 Risk Management Award

The national Housing Authority Insurance (HAI) Group has announced Seattle Housing Authority (SHA) as the winner of its 2016 Risk Management Award for the Resident Safety category.

HUD Secretary’s Award for Healthy Homes

Seattle Housing Authority received the 2016 HUD Secretary’s Award for Healthy Homes in the Cross Cutting Coordination program category.  SHA’s efforts and the Breathe Easy Program in the Yesler Terrace Apartments were judged outstanding by the independent reviewers at the National Environmental Health Association and by HUD. 

2016 Gold Nugget Awards, Award of Merit

Architect Weber Thompson received an Award of Merit for Raven Terrace in the Best Affordable Housing Community. Seattle Housing Authority developed and Walsh Construction built the project.

2016 Wasla Awards, Merit Award Winner

Architect Weber Thompson received the Merit Award in the Residential Design Multifamily category for its thoughtful design execution of Raven Terrace.

2016 Builder’s Choice Awards, Citation Award

Architect Weber Thompson received a Citation Award in the Affordable Housing category for Raven Terrace. The award celebrates thoughtful planning and innovative details to advance the notion of what makes a house a home

2015 Awards


Seattle Housing Authority received a National Association of Housing and Redevelopment Officials Award of Merit in Housing and Community Development for the HCV Resource Development Plan.