COLUMBIA, Md., May 2, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The 2013 MetLife Foundation Awards for Excellence in Affordable Housing program is officially open for entries. Sponsored by Enterprise Community Partners, Inc. (Enterprise) and MetLife Foundation, the awards focus on best practices in health system and service partnerships, green sustainable housing, and service innovation for seniors. The deadline for entries is May 31, 2013.
Started in 1996, the program has honored 97 affordable housing providers across the country and has awarded $2.1 million to the winners. Created to showcase models of excellence in design, supportive services, operations and property management in affordable housing, the awards have elevated the winning organizations through support and recognition for their work.
This year, the four winning organizations will receive $50,000 each in unrestricted funds, a local recognition event and a commemorative award.
Entries must be from 501(c)(3) community-based or regional nonprofit organizations and Tribes or Tribally Designated Housing Entities. Each entry will also need to include information on innovation in services, health system and service partnerships and green sustainable elements that serve a majority of senior residents in an affordable, independent living property.
Submissions for the 2013 MetLife Foundation Awards for Excellence in Affordable Housing must be received via online application by midnight Pacific Daylight Time on Friday, May 31.
For more information and/or to apply, visit www.enterprisecommunity.org/metlifeawards.
MetLife Foundation was established in 1976 to continue MetLife's longstanding tradition of corporate contributions and community involvement. Since it was established, MetLife Foundation has provided more than $570 million in grants to nonprofit organizations addressing issues that have a positive impact in their communities. For more information, visit www.metlife.org.
Enterprise is a leading provider of the development capital and expertise it takes to create decent, affordable homes and rebuild communities. For more than 30 years, Enterprise has introduced neighborhood solutions through public-private partnerships with financial institutions, governments, community organizations and others that share our vision. Enterprise has raised and invested more than $13.9 billion in equity, grants and loans to help build or preserve 300,000 affordable rental and for-sale homes to create vital communities. Visit www.EnterpriseCommunity.org and www.EnterpriseCommunity.com to learn more about Enterprise's efforts to build communities and opportunity.
SOURCE Enterprise Community Partners