HUD's Hammer Award Winners

Office of Housing Neighborhood Networks Team

Agency Name: HUD/FHA

Team Contact Person: Chris Greer
Phone/Fax/Email: (202) 708-2495/(202) 708-2583
Address: 451 Seventh Street, S.W.
City: Washington
State: District of Columbia
Zip Code: 20410

Brief Description
Neighborhood Networks has reversed the federal government's traditional top-down approach to multifamily housing management. Is has also opened new economic opportunities by encouraging residents, owners and managers of HUD-assisted housing to create on-site, computer learning centers with the help of other community partners - public and private. The computer learning centers provide access to job skills training, formal education and community services, as well as employment opportunities. The Neighborhood Networks initiative has turned large numbers of troubled HUD-assisted (insured and/or subsidized) multifamily housing developments into pivotal building blocks for strong communities.

Agency Contact: Rick Greenfield 202-708-2733
NPR Contact: Jerry Nikolaus, phone (202) 632-0150, fax (202) 632-0390, email

Date of Award: 07/16/96
Location: Seattle, Washington
Award Presenter: Doug Farbrother

Content Archived: February 28, 2013