The NHP Foundation (NHPF) Recognized as 42nd Annual Telly Award Winners

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Sole Affordable Housing Organization Honored Claims Two Awards

NHPF has been awarded a 2021 Gold Telly Award for a video telling the history of Baltimore’s affordable housing from decades-old segregation in high poverty areas to the successful single-family scattered site rental housing at Hollander Ridge, provided by NHPF.

The video entitled “Unconventional Affordable Housing: Yes! In My Backyard“ is the Gold Telly Winner in Non-Broadcast: Diversity and Inclusion and the Silver Telly Winner in Non-Broadcast: Social Impact. The video demonstrates how NHPF, with help from the Housing Authority of Baltimore City, acquired and rehabilitated 94 units of affordable housing and is part of the overall positive progress the City has made in providing much needed housing for people of low and middle income.

NHPF collaborated with Devon Brown, Brown Multimedia, a Baltimore-based video storyteller who blended historic and contemporary footage with impassioned interviews from local housing experts including famed author Antero “Not in my Neighborhood” Pietila and Johns Hopkins University
Professor Nathan Connolly.

The Telly Awards honor groundbreaking video work “across all screens.” NHPF also won a Telly Award for its 2018 video “Delivering On Our Commitment.” In 2018 and 2021, NHPF’s entries were the only ones from an affordable housing developer to be so honored.

“This powerful, compelling video tells the NHPF story in the context of historical events and helps new audiences understand the importance of housing all Americans affordably,” said Thomas G. Vaccaro, NHPF SVP, External Affairs, who worked closely to produce the video, “And we thank Devon Brown and all video participants for going above and beyond in creating this award-winning piece.”

About The NHP Foundation
Headquartered in New York City with offices in Washington, DC, and Chicago, IL, The NHP Foundation (NHPF) was launched on January 30, 1989, as a publicly supported 501(c)(3) not-for-profit real estate corporation. NHPF is dedicated to preserving and creating sustainable, service-enriched multifamily housing, and single-family homes that are both affordable to low and moderate income families and seniors, and beneficial to their communities. NHPF’s Construction Management Group provides in-house resources dedicated to infrastructure review, infrastructure development and costs management. Through Family-Centered Coaching, NHPF’s subsidiary Operation Pathways engages with, and assists, families experiencing poverty and other hardship, to problem-solve together. Through partnerships with major financial institutions, the public sector, faith-based initiatives, and other not-for-profit organizations, NHPF has 57 properties, including nearly 10,000 units, in 16 states and the District of Columbia. For more information, please visit

About Brown Multimedia
Brown Multimedia is a socially conscious production company design to spark social change. The company is Owned and Founded by Devon Brown, who starred in the award winning documentary, The Boys of Baraka and former CEO of Taharka Brothers Ice Cream. Brown Multimedia was established in 2016 and have produced videos for numerous organizations, elected officials, and non-profits.

About The Telly Awards
The Telly Awards is the premier award honoring video and television across all screens. Established in 1979, The Telly Awards receives over 12,000 entries from all 50 states and 5 continents. Entrants are judged by The Telly Awards Judging Council—an industry body of over 200 leading experts including advertising agencies, production companies, and major television networks, reflective of the multiscreen industry The Telly Awards celebrates. Partners of The Telly Awards include NAB, StudioDaily, Stash Magazine, and Digiday.

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