Braintree and Westfield, MA (April 4, 2018) – Peabody Properties is pleased to announce that Powdermill Village, a 250-apartment and townhouse property located in Westfield, Massachusetts, was selected as the winner of a 2017 Community of Quality Award® (COQ) in the Exemplary Family Development Category by the National Affordable Housing Management Association (NAHMA).
Each year, NAHMA’s Community of Quality® Awards recognize the best in the industry: affordable housing providers who develop and maintain outstanding properties that are safe and vibrant places to live.
Powdermill Village, located at the foothills of the Berkshires in picturesque Westfield, enjoys both an urban and rural flair. This community of 250 apartment homes and townhomes is spread out in a country setting in twelve buildings. Residents enjoy the convenience of the Mass Turnpike and interstate highways close by as well as easy access to recreational opportunities including Amelia Park, Stanley Park, and Westfield State College. Residents also enjoy a variety of outdoor recreational options such as pool, playground, basketball court, and outdoor patio. In addition, the community offers many resident service programs and activities as well as on-site after-school Boys & Girls Club summer programs.
Representatives from Peabody Properties and Powdermill Village accepted the award during a special ceremony at the recent NAHMA Communities of Quality Awards Luncheon held in Washington, D.C., during NAHMA’s winter meeting.
The competitive process to be named a National Community of Quality Award® winner is rigorous with exceptional properties vying against one another for final selection by an independent panel of judges tasked with carefully analyzing entries to select those that stand out above the rest.
This year’s competition resulted in 45 entries, underscoring “how outstanding Powdermill Village is to win in such a competitive field of entries” according to Kris Cook, Executive Director of NAHMA.
“We are so very proud of our team members at Powdermill Village for cultivating this special community; offering the highest quality of life for their residents,” said Melissa Fish-Crane, Principal and COO of Peabody Properties, Inc. “We are also very grateful to NAHMA for this exceptional recognition. Thank you!”