Communities of Quality (COQ)


Get recognized as a Community of Quality through NAHMA’s National Recognition and Awards Program

Affordable housing providers who create safe, attractive, well-maintained properties that are neighborhood assets deserve to be recognized for their outstanding achievements. That’s why the National Affordable Housing Management Association created the Communities of Quality (COQ) National Recognition and Awards program. 

When your property meets NAHMA’s high standards in physical maintenance, financial management, programs and services, employee credentials and other criteria, it becomes a member of an elite group. COQ properties qualify for regional and national awards, a listing in an online registry of the country’s top affordable properties, and the use of COQ marketing materials. See below for participation and program details.

Download your COQ National Recognition Programs Application here.

COQ National Recognition Program Application (Form date 2019)

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Time to Start Prepping for NAHMA COQ Awards Applications


*All applications are electronically submitted to NAHMA and NEAHMA. Please email applications to

Download the Electronic Submission Guidelines here.  

NAHMA Communities of Quality (COQ) Program Overview Flowchart: For a quick and easy-to-follow overview of the NAHMA COQ program, please click here.


For more information, please visit the NAHMA COQ Page.