At Housing Catalyst, we strive to do our best for the people we serve, our community and our global environment. We are honored to have received the following awards recognizing our work and achievements.

High Performer

We have received “High Performer” designation by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) since 2001. HUD’s objective scoring systems affirm our program integrity and accountability.

Financial Excellence

Housing Catalyst has received the Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA) Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting for eight consecutive years, 2013-2020. This certificate is awarded to organizations that go beyond minimum accounting principles to produce financial reports in the spirit of transparency and full disclosure. The process is rigorous but it ensures that our financial reporting is comprehensive and also on par with other top governmental entities in the country Housing Catalyst is one of only 20 housing authorities in the U.S. that have earned this certificate of achievement.

Housing Catalyst was issued a AA- rating by Standard and Poors (S&P)  in December 2016. The rating reflects S&P’s view of Housing Catalyst’s strengths, which include its:

  • Strong enterprise risk profile, supported by high population growth and a relatively expensive rental market, good asset quality, and very strong management
  • Strong financial profile, demonstrated by very low debt obligations and its ability to cover operating and maintenance (O&M) costs from rental income, its capacity to repay debt obligations from earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation, and amortization (EBITDA) in a timely manner, an extremely strong liquidity profile, and strong financial policies
  • Very strong management, and development plans intended to strengthen its asset quality in the near term

Awards

  • 2022 City of Fort Collins Urban Design Award for Mason Place
  • 2022 Housing Colorado Eagle Award for Mason Place
  • 2022 Colorado and Mountain Plains NAHRO Partnership Award for Housing Catalyst and Homeward Alliance
  • 2022 Colorado and Mountain Plains NAHRO Project Award for Mason Place
  • 2021 Colorado NAHRO Leader in Housing Award: Leadership Through Partnership Award for Mason Place
  • 2021 Colorado NAHRO Leader in Housing Award: Leadership Through Innovation Award for Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) Program
  • 2021 Colorado NAHRO Leader in Housing Award: Pandemic Perseverance Award  for Resident Services
  • 2019 NAHRO Award of Excellence for Community Revitalization of Village on Shields
  • 2019 NAHRO Award of Merit for Community Revitalization of Village on Shields
  • 2019 NAHRO Award of Merit in Affordable Housing for Village on Horsetooth
  • 2019 CO NAHRO YES! In my Backyard Award for Village on Shields Rehab
  • 2018 Fort Collins Utilities Energy Efficiency Award  for Village on Redwood
  • Hometown Hero Award to CEO Julie Brewen
  • 2018 NAHRO Award of Excellence in Project Design for Village on Redwood
  • 2018 NAHRO Award of Merit in Project Design for Village on Redwood
  • 2018 CO NAHRO YES! In my Backyard Award for Village on Redwood
  • 2017 NAHRO Award of Merit for Rebranding of Housing Catalyst
  • 2017 ULI Impact Award for Redtail Ponds
  • 2016 NAHRO Award of Excellence for Project Design for Redtail Ponds
  • 2015 Housing Colorado Eagle Award for Redtail Ponds
  • 2015 Fort Collins Board of Realtors Housing Hero Award
  • 2015 Colorado NAHRO Mountain Plains Award for Affordable Housing Design for Redtail Ponds
  • 2015 Colorado NAHRO Affordable Housing Project Award for Redtail Ponds
  • 2011 NAHRO National Award of Excellence in Project Design for Village on Stanford Sustainable Renovation
  • 2011 Colorado NAHRO Mountain Plains Award for Affordable Housing Design for Village on Stanford
  • 2011 Colorado NAHRO Energy and Green Building Award for Village on Stanford Sustainable Rehabilitation
  • 2011 Northern Colorado Renewable Energy Society (NCRES) Award for Exemplary Project for Village on Stanford
  • 2008 Colorado NAHRO Affordable Housing Design Award for Village on Elizabeth Rehabilitation
  • Colorado Department of Local Affairs – Recognition of valuable contributions to enhance the quality of life and livability in Fort Collins
  • 2006 Colorado NAHRO Administrative Innovation Award
  • 2003 Colorado NAHRO Resident and Client Services Award for Resale/Buyback Program