Awards/Commendations

Design & Sustainability

American Institute of Architects

  • 2022  Residential Architecture Award, Merit for Architectural Design: Magnolia Villas (AIA Los Angeles)
  • 2021 Design Award: Pointe On Vermont (AIA San Fernando Valley)
  • 2021 Design Award, Mayor’s Choice: Nohona Hale (AIA Honolulu)

IIDA Honolulu Chapter Interior Design

  • 2021: Nohona Hale

Affordable Housing Magazine Readers’ Choice Awards

  • 2021: Nohona Hale (Finalist)

United States Green Building Council (USGBC) 

  • 2021: Nohona Hale (Leadership Award: Pacific Region)
  • 2021: Ola Ka `Ilima (Hawai`i Sustainability Award)

Top Projects Award

  • 2017 Senior Residential Apartments Winner: Mackey Terrace

Silicon Valley Business Journal, Structure Awards

  • 2016 Affordable Residential Project Winner: Willow Housing

San Joaquin Valley Blueprint Awards

  • 2015 Award of Excellence in Residential: Avena Bella

Real Estate Deal of the Year – San Francisco Business Times

  • 2015 Affordable Residential Outside San Francisco: Cathedral Gardens

Kukulu Hale Awards – NAIOP Hawaii

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

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

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

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

Affordable Housing Finance

  • 2011 Best Preservation Development: Kukui Gardens (Reader’s Choice Award)
  • 2005 Developers to Watch: EAH Housing

Development of Distinction – Novogradac Journal of Tax Credits

  • 2010 Overcoming Obstacles: 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

Merritt Community Capital

  • 2006 Project of the Year: Point Reyes Homes

Transportation and Land Use Coalition

  • 2002 Best Development Award: Stonebridge Apartments

California Sierra Club

  • 2000 Best Smart Growth Development Finalist: Edgewater Place

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

  • Parkview Senior Apartments

Program for Production of Low-Income Housing

  • 1998 Maxwell Awards of Excellence: Golden Oak Manor
  • 1997 Honorable Mention: Sonoma Creekside

Pacific Coast Builders Conference

  • 1995 Ten Best Designed Housing Projects: Mackey Terrace

National Association of Home Builders

  • 1991 Sensible Growth Award: San Rafael Common

Corporate Excellence and Property Management

NAIOP Hawai’i, Kukulu Hale Awards

  • 2022 Outstanding Service Award: Kevin Carney, Vice President of Special Projects Hawai’i

Non-Profit Housing Association of Northern California (NPH)

  • 2021 Rising Star of The Year, Tiffany Wong, Community Engagement Manager

Southern California Association of Non-Profit Housing (SCANPH)

  • 2021 Staff Person of the Year, Denice Wint, Vice President of Real Estate Development

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 Eighteen 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)

  • 2021 Affordable Housing Resident Service Coordinator of the Year, Yari Sanchez
  • 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

  • 2011 Top 25 Property Management Firms, East Bay: EAH Housing

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

  • 2009 Multi-Family Housing Partner of the Year, Fresno: EAH Housing
  • 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

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

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

  • 1998 Best Community Outreach Program

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