The Home Depot Foundation has presented First Community Housing with its national Award of Excellence for Affordable Housing Built Responsibly for the Casa Feliz Studios development. FCH was the winner in the Rental-Housing category and was presented with their award at the GreenBuild International Conference & Expo sponsored by the U.S. Green Building Council in Chicago, IL on November 18, 2010.
The award comes with a $75,000 grant that will be used to help support Casa Feliz Studios’ management staff salaries so that they can oversee and house 60 low-income individuals, 35% of whom are developmentally disabled, in a safe, attractive, light-filled environment.
“We believe that healthy, affordable homes are the cornerstone of strong families and thriving communities,” said Kelly Caffarelli, president of The Home Depot Foundation. “The Casa Feliz Studios project completed by First Community Housing demonstrates that by following the principles of energy efficiency and using good quality products and finishes, families can reap the benefits of lower monthly utility costs and healthier surroundings. We are confident that the work done by First Community Housing will serve as a model for all developers.”
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