Two multi-family projects built by the Phoenix office of general contractor Adolfson & Peterson ― including a 2012 RED Award winner ― were among the six winners of the 18th Annual Charles L. Edson Tax Credit Excellence Awards.

Presented to the most outstanding Low Income Housing Tax Credit (Housing Credit) properties in six categories, this national awards program celebrates the best in affordable rental housing development.

Devine Legacy on Central (above photo) won in the category Metropolitan/Urban Housing. Devine Legacy on Central was the 2012 RED Award winner for Best Multi-Family project. Apache ASL Trails in Tempe won in the category Special Needs Housing. Apache ASL trails was also a RED Awards finalist. Both were built by Adolfson & Peterson.

This year, the Affordable Housing Tax Credit Coalition (AHTCC) received numerous remarkable entries ― 55 applications from 24 states.  A panel of five judges selected 6 first place finishers and 10 honorable mentions.  Other winners:

  • Rural Housing: Colville Homes II, Inchelium, Wash.;
  • Senior Housing: Salem Towers Senior Housing, Malden, Mass.;
  • Green Housing: Northwest Gardens, Fort Lauderdale, Fla.;
  • Public Housing: Heritage View Homes Phase II, Cleveland, Ohio.

Each winner will be recognized at a Capitol Hill luncheon ceremony on Thursday, June 21, 2012.

This year’s judging panel included Dan Mendelson, DTM & Associates (chair); Lauren Bazel, Office of the Honorable John F. Kerry (D-Mass.); Ethan Handelman, National Housing Conference; Ted Simpson, Nebraska Investment Finance Authority; and Deborah VanAmerongen, Nixon Peabody LLP.

For more information on the Charles L. Edson Tax Credit Excellence Awards visit their website at