Awards/Commendations

Building and Design

Top Projects Award

  • Senior Residential Apartments Winner, 2017: Mackey Terrace

Silicon Valley Business Journal, Structure Awards

  • Affordable Residential Project Winner, 2016: Willow Housing

San Joaquin Valley Blueprint Awards

  • Award of Excellence in Residential, 2015: Avena Bella

Real Estate Deal of the Year – San Francisco Business Times

  • Affordable Residential Outside San Francisco, 2015: Cathedral Gardens

Kukulu Hale Awards – NAIOP Hawaii

  • New Project of the Year, 2015: Villages of Moa‘e Kū Phase II

LEED for Homes Platinum Certification – U.S. Green Building Council

  • 2015: Cathedral Gardens
  • 2014: Avena Bella

LEED for Homes Silver Certification – U.S. Green Building Council

  • 2011: Drake’s Way, first affordable housing development to receive LEED certification in Marin County

Reader’s Choice Award – Affordable Housing Finance

  • Best Preservation Development, 2011: Kukui Gardens

Development of Distinction – Novogradac Journal of Tax Credits

  • Overcoming Obstacles, 2010: Rohlffs Manor

Gold Nugget Awards

  • 2010: Award of Merit—Drake’s Way
  • 2004: Award of Merit—Vista Del Campo
  • 2000: Award of Merit—Parkview Senior Apartments
  • 1998: Award of Merit—Bridgecourt Apartments
  • 1998: Award of Merit—Cecilia Place
  • 1997: Award of Merit—Lincoln Avenue Apartments
  • 1986: Best in the West—EAH Housing

Project of the Year, 2006 – Merritt Community Capital

  • Point Reyes Homes

Developers to Watch, 2005 – Affordable Housing Finance Magazine

Best Development Award, 2002 – Transportation and Land Use Coalition

  • Stonebridge

Best Smart Growth Development Finalist, 2000 – California Sierra Club

  • Edgewater Place

Marin Municipal Water Saving Hero, 2014 – Marin Municipal Water District Annual Builder’s Choice Design and Planning Award, 2000

  • Parkview Senior Apartments

Maxwell Awards of Excellence, Program for Production of Low-Income Housing

  • 1998: Golden Oak Manor
  • 1997: Sonoma Creekside—honorable mention

10 Best Designed Housing Projects, 1995
Pacific Coast Builders Conference

  • Mackey Terrace

Sensible Growth Award, 1991
National Association of Home Builders

  • San Rafael Common

Corporate Excellence and Property Management

California Housing Consortium, Hall of Fame Awards

  • 2018: Lifetime Achievement Award – Mary Murtagh, President & CEO
  • 2006: California Housing Hall of Fame Inductee – EAH Housing (For longstanding contributions to fostering the creation of affordable housing throughout California)

North Bay Business Journal (NBBJ) – Individuals

  • 2018: 18 North Bay human resources leaders you need to know – Karen Belanger, Vice President Human Relations
  • 2017: Leadership Award – Mary Murtagh, President & CEO

North Bay Business Journal

  • Top 50 Nonprofit Organizations – Marin, Napa and Sonoma Counties: 2016, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2010
  • #1 Property Management Company – Marin, Napa and Sonoma Counties: 2007

Merritt Community Capital Corporation

  • Sponsor of the Year: 2015 – for commitment to quality affordable housing developments

Northbay Biz Magazine

  • Top 500 North Bay Businesses: 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011

Affordable Housing Finance

  • Top 50 Affordable Housing Owners: 2017, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009

National Affordable Housing Management Association (NAHMA)

  • Affordable 100: 2016

Affordable Housing Managing Association of Northern California and Hawai‘i Awards (AHMA)

  • 2018: Travis Hanna Memorial Scholarship Award – Alisha Marshall, Real Estate Management
  • 2018: Travis Hanna Memorial Scholarship Award – Kristen Vaivai, Real Estate Management

Affordable Housing Managing Association of Northern California, Nevada, and Hawai‘i Awards (AHMA – NCNH)

  • 2018: Pioneer Award – Mary Murtagh
  • 2018: Property Manager Supervisor of the Year – Blanca Castilleja
  • 2018: Maintenance Person of the Year – Tom Bennett
  • 2014: Pioneer Award – Kevin Carney, Vice President Hawaii
  • 2011: Pamela E. Stroud Lifetime Achievement Award – Mike Farrel, Vice President of Operations
  • 2008: Pamela E. Stroud Lifetime Achievement Award – Peggy Franklin, COO (former)
  • 2006: Pamela E. Stroud Lifetime Achievement Award – Mary Murtagh, President & CEO

Sustainability Alliance, California Sustainability Showcase Awards

  • 2011: Honorable Mention, California – EAH Housing (Every year the Alliance honors organizations that are leading the way to a sustainable future for California)

San Francisco Business Times

  • Top 25 Property Management Firms, East Bay: 2011

U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD)

  • 2009: Multi-Family Housing Partner of the Year, Fresno
  • 2000: Best Practices Award – The Winery (Summer Park)
  • 2000: Top 1000 Properties Nationwide
  • 1995: Best Practices Award – Crescent Park
  • 1990: Special Recognition – Farley Place

U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs

  • 2012: HUD-VASH Program, Belovida Newbury Park

National Affordable Housing Management Association Awards (NAHMA) – Individuals

  • 2008: Pioneer in Affordable Housing, EAH Housing – Alvin Bonnett, Vice President Real Estate Development (former)
  • 2007: Outstanding Contribution by a Resident, Kulana Nani – Dory Pale
  • 2005: Outstanding Contribution by an Employee – Rev. Derek Isaakson at The Winery
  • 2003: Outstanding Contribution by an Employee – Marisu Ardales at Elena Gardens

SF Business Times, East Bay Business Times & Silicon Valley/San Jose Business Journal

  • 110 Best Places to Work in the Bay Area: 2006

Nonprofit Housing Association of Northern California (NPH) Awards

  • 2013: Catherine A. Bauer Lifetime Achievement, Leadership Award – Mary Murtagh
  • 2006: Unsung Hero Award – Betty Pagett
  • 1999: Leadership Award

Nonprofit Housing Association of Northern California (NPH) Awards

  • 2013: Catherine A. Bauer Lifetime Achievement, Leadership Award – Mary Murtagh
  • 2006: Unsung Hero Award – Betty Pagett
  • 1999: Leadership Award

Residents United Network (RUN) Awards

  • 2018: Harvey Shells Leadership Award – Tiffany Wong, Bay Area RUN EAH Housing RUN award

Greater Excellence in Management and Maintenance (GEMM)

  • 2005: New Development of the Year – De Anza Gardens

National Association of Homebuilders

  • 2004: Pillars of Industry – Vista Del Campo

Marin Economic Commission

  • 2000: Smart Growth and Workforce Housing Award – Hamilton Meadows I & II

Tamalpais Bank, Heart of Marin Awards

  • Best Community Outreach Program: 1998

Beryl Buck Award

  • 1997: Rev. Betty Pagett – in honor of Ms. Pagett’s work building inclusive communities

American Institute of Planners

  • 1978: Award of Merit

Commendations

EAH Housing has been honored by formal commendations from the following organizations and officials:

  • United States Congress
    • 2018 – Diane Feinstein, United States Senate, Recognition of EAH Housing 50th Anniversary
    • 2018 – Kamala Harris, United States Senate, Recognition of EAH Housing 50th Anniversary
    • 2018 – Brian Schatz, United States Senate, Recognition of EAH Housing 50th Anniversary
    • 2018 – Tulsi Gabbard, US House of Representatives, Recognition of EAH Housing 50th Anniversary & Advocacy Evening
    • 2018 – Jared Huffman, US House of Representatives
    • 2014 – Tulsi Gabbard, US House of Representatives
    • 2005 – Lynn Woolsey, US House of Representatives
    • 1991 – U.S. Congress
  • California State Legislature
    • 2018 – Recognition of EAH Housing 50th Anniversary
  • California State Senate
    • 2016, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011, 2008, 1993, 1991, 1991, 1991, 1988
  • California State Assembly
    • 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011, 2008, 2005, 1993, 1991, 1991
  • State of Hawaii
    • 2018 – Special Message on EAH Housing 50th Anniversary, The Honorable David Y. Ige Governor, State of Hawaii
  • Hawaii State Senate
    • 2006
  • City of Honolulu
    • October 11, 2018 – Proclaimed by Mayor Kirk Caldwell as EAH Housing Day at the EAH Housing 50th Anniversary Celebration and Advocacy Evening
  • Honolulu City Council
    • 2018 – Recognition of EAH Housing 50th Anniversary
  • Fresno City Council
    • April 6th, 2011 – Declared EAH Housing Day by Councilmember Sal Quintero
  • United States Department of Housing and Urban Development
  • America Institute of Planners
  • Marin County Board of Supervisors
  • San Francisco Board of Supervisors
  • San Rafael Chamber of Commerce
  • Marin Council of Agencies