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NAHRO Recognizes Dothan Housing for Award-Winning Programs


NAHRO Recognizes Dothan Housing for Award-Winning Programs

Dothan Housing Receives Three National Merit Awards

Dothan, Ala. ---Dothan Housing (DH) is thrilled to receive recognition from the National Association of Housing and Redevelopment Officials (NAHRO) through the NAHRO Awards of Merit. These achievements are the agency's first within the NAHRO organization's 90+ year history, with three merit awards being secured in two categories.


"The past two years have been a true Cinderella story for Dothan Housing, and we could not be prouder," says DH COO Dr. Michael C. Threatt. "Our achievements are validation that our innovative strategies are working and further solidify our standing within the top 4% of housing authorities in the United States."


Established in 1933, NAHRO is comprised of more than 19,500 housing and community development providers and professionals across the nation. These providers and professionals together administer over 3 million homes for more than 8 million people in the United States. 


The nationally recognized team received Merit Awards equipped with hardware within the categories of Administrative Innovation and Affordable Housing for the following:


  1. For Administrative Innovation: Purpose 2025: FY 2022-2024 Strategic Plan
  2. For Affordable Housing: Attracting, Recruiting, & Retaining Landlords with Technology
  3. For Affordable Housing: Wiregrass Landlord Tour. 


The Wiregrass Landlord Tour has also been selected as an Award of Excellence Nominee to be judged and awarded during the 2024 Washington Conference, April 8-10, in Washington, D.C.! Team members like Jordon Bonner, Landlord Liaison, were present to receive the Awards of Merit at the NAHRO national conference in New Orleans, LA. 


"Being recognized by NAHRO for our creative strategies within the affordable housing industry is truly an honor," Bonner stated. "The work we do as a team to help our residents is making a difference."


The past three years of the administration of CEO Samuel P. Crawford have been full of innovative progress for the housing authority -progress that continues to garner national attention. The agency hopes to continue to leverage its success as it pushes forward with remodeling existing communities and planning for new developments. For more information, please email Communications Coordinator Leah Gunn at or via phone at 334-589-3357.