LOCUS steering committee members honored at ULI Terwillinger Center Awards Gala

Jonathan Rose Companies was honored for Tapestry in New York City’s East Harlem neighborhood. All of the rental apartments in this 12-story Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Gold-certified building are affordable to local residents, including workforce families.
The Urban Land Institute’s Terwillinger Center for Workforce Housing held its annual awards gala in September to recognize communities, real estate developers and policymakers in promoting workforce housing affordability. The Jonathan Rose Companies, led by LOCUS steering committee member Jonathan Rose, received the Jack Kemp Workforce Housing Model of Excellence award for their Tapestry development in East Harlem, New York. The award is given in honor of former HUD Secretary Jack Kemp in recognition of four developers who have used innovative financing and design strategies to build developments and offers units at both market rate and below-market rate for residents.

LOCUS Steering Committee member Eric Larson also attended the event to present the Robert C. Larson Workforce Housing Public Policy Award, which recognizes the commitment of a state or local government that is dedicated to the production, rehabilitation and preservation of workforce housing. New this year, the award is named in memory of Larson’s father, Bob Larson, a leading real estate developer and investor chair of the Resolution Trust Corporation and former ULI chairman. This year’s award recipient is the city of San Jose.

“My father believed that a keen sense of community would emerge when dedicated, smart people do the right thing. And public policy, with strong leadership, is key to the lasting quality of a community,” Larson said. “We are thrilled that San Jose is the first recipient of this award bearing my father’s name.”

The event was a tribute to the outstanding achievements of former U.S. Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Secretary Henry Cisneros, who has dedicated his career to building better communities by expanding affordable housing options for working families and public housing reform through programs such as HOPE VI and continues to do so in his current role at CityView. Current HUD Secretary Shaun Donavan and former Congressman Rick Lazio were among those who honored Cisnero and his nearly four decades of service.

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Highlighting Achievements in Workforce Housing: ULI Terwilliger Center for Workforce Housing Honors Housing Leader Henry G. Cisneros (September 21, 2011)