Honoring Excellence in 55+ Housing


The NAHB 55+ Housing Industry Council Best of 55+ Housing Awards are the 55+ sector's only national awards program that honor the people, companies, projects and programs that have contributed to innovative marketing, industry-leading design and construction and community lifestyle features that appeal to all life stages.

The industry and the media view the awards as a showcase for quality housing, innovation and emerging trends that appeal to the mature demographic. This annual competition is judged by knowledgeable peers and industry experts, each having a proven record of success in various facets of the 55+ Housing sector.

Showcase your firm's amazing work, enter the competition and receive national recognition!


Congratulations to the Winners of the 2019 Best of 55+ Housing Awards!

The Best of 55+ Housing Awards reception was held during the International Builders' Show® in Las Vegas on February 19 at the Westgate Las Vegas Resort & Casino. Gold and Silver winners were announced and given a trophy.



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2019 Best of 55+ Housing Awards Book

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2020 Awards Schedule

May 13, 2019:

Awards Portal Opens

Sept. 6, 2019:

Date Extended - Submissions Now Due

Oct. 17, 2019:

Finalists Announced

Jan. 21, 2020:

Best of 55+ Housing Awards Reception


"I keep the NAHB Best of 55+ Housing Awards I have received in my offices' conference room and invariably they are the topic of a beneficial conversation with my various stakeholders at least once a week. You just cannot beat my stakeholders seeing them and the added credibility they give to my operation and team."Jim Chapman, President of Jim Chapman Communities, Atlanta

"Without a doubt, the most significant aspect of winning a Best of 55+ Housing Award for our architecture firm is the recognition by clients as an innovative industry leading design firm. And, it hasn't hurt the bottom line either!" Manny Gonzalez, Principal, KTGY Architecture + Planning, Los Angeles

"Winning national awards from NAHB's 55+ Housing Council has had a direct impact on Southport's sales success during the last 18 months. With heavy promotion of our winning multiple national awards through our community's website (www.southportcc.com), in our collateral materials, in our sales center displays, on our business cards and through media releases and TV and radio advertising, we have carefully tracked the results, both on our website and visitors to the community. The value of winning national awards, clearly positions Southport ahead of our competition. The key is not only to win the award but then to market your success through a strategic and comprehensive marketing campaign." — Ronald S. Bonvie, President, Helios Construction, Developer & Builder of Southport on Cape Cod, Mashpee, Mass.