2017 HUD Denver Property Awards
November 03, 2017
Many Congratulations to the following properties and their hard-working and dedicated who were recognized by the HUD Denver Staff at the 2017 Annual Rocky AHMA Conference in Denver this year! The Rocky AHMA region includes the states of Wyoming, Montana, Utah, Colorado, North Dakota, and South Dakota. Hoping to see the rest of you in these states on this list as well next year!
2016 MOR Score: Superior Council Grove Apartments, Missoula, MT Grandview Place, Missoula, MT Hot Springs Senior Citizens Apartments, Thermopolis, WY Del Mar Apartments, Gillette, WY Laramie Square Apartments, Laramie, WY
2016 REAC Score: 99a+ Canyon Village Apartments, Thermopolis, WY
Pictured from left to right: Eileen Hearty (AE Branch Chief - Denver), Diana Collver-Vanek(MT PBS8 Program Manager), Kathy Dutton (Supervising Property Manager, Council Groves), Laura Van Dongen, Tom Azumbrado (Multifamily Regional Director), Dru Flowers (Account Executive)
Kyle Carnes Earns Montana Real Estate Property Management License
November 24, 2016
Kyle Carnes joined the Tamarack Team in August 2016. He recently completed his licensing requirements through the Montana Board of Realty Regulation and received his Montana Real Estate Property Management License. Kyle was recently promoted to the position of Regional Property Manager covering the western side of the state. He is based out of Missoula, Montana.
We are excited about Kyle’s accomplishment and his new promotion!
October 18, 2016
We are excited to announce the lease up for Sweetgrass Commons located in the heart of downtown Missoula, MT. The property is a LIHTC complex with 27 units and 8 of those units being accessible. The project will have studios, one, two, and three bedroom units. Please call us at 406-927-2635 TTY 711 EHO.
This community is brought to you by Homeword and managed by Tamarack Property Management Co. Homeword and Tamarack are committed to providing safe, healthy, affordable housing using sustainable methods and promoting strong communities. Homeword’s newest apartment community will provide 27 sustainably designed and affordable homes.
NAHMA Educational Foundation Scholarship Program for 2016
April 08, 2016
Scholarship Program 2016 Application Now Available
To apply for the 2016 scholarship program, please click here
The NAHMA Educational Foundation is happy to announce that the 2016 scholarship application is now available to student/residents living in AHMA affiliated communities. This year will be the 10th consecutive year that the foundation has made scholarships available. The application can be accessed at by the link at the top of the article, or go to the following url https://scholarship.indatus.com/nahmawww.nahma.org and clicking on the Educational Foundation icon.
Eligibility for the program requires that an applicant be a resident in good standing at an AHMA affiliated apartment community and be either a high school senior or a matriculated student at an accredited college or trade/technical school. High school seniors must have a minimum of a 2.5 grade point average and matriculated post-secondary students must be maintaining at least a 2.3 grade point average in order to apply.
The process requires applicants to provide online an application form, an essay, two references and a Certification of Residency in Good Standing form. A current grade transcript is also necessary and is the only application component sent via U.S. Mail to the foundation. All necessary forms are provided within the web-based application and no hard copies are needed.
In 2007, the foundation awarded 22 scholarships worth a total of $22,000 and last year 85 scholarships were awarded worth $212,500. Through the nine-year history of the program, more than $725,000 has been awarded to NAHMA Scholars residing in communities served by 16 different AHMAs.
“The award history of the scholarship program demonstrates an impressive and progressive history of support for NAHMA scholars looking to continue their education. The foundation is hopeful that we can again increase the number of awards and the total amount of money being distributed while maintaining our individual award amount of $2,500 per recipient in 2016. With the ever escalating cost of higher education our scholarships can have a positive financial impact on our residents that are pursuing their educational goals,” NAHMA Educational Foundation Chairperson, Melissa Fish-Crane, said during a recent foundation meeting.
The deadline for completed applications is 10 p.m. EST on Friday, May 27. Please alert your residents about the scholarship program so that they can take advantage of the lengthy timeline that remains to complete their application.
Billings Gazette: More apartments coming to Billings West End
October 26, 2015
More apartments coming to Billings West End (Article reprinted from billingsgazette.com)
Construction of a $27 million apartment complex expansion has started on the western edge of Billings, which will add supply to a tightening rental market in a growing area of town.
The new InterUrban apartments at the end of South 44th Street West will have 216 units with a clubhouse, outdoor pool and covered garages. It’s the sister complex to InterPointe apartments, which opened in December across the street.
“Billings is growing. There’s a need for unique housing here,” said Nino Cusella, site manager for InterUrban and InterPointe. …continue reading here: More apartments coming to Billings West End
Maggie Thomas Earns Montana Real Estate Property Management License
September 29, 2015
Maggie Thomas joined the Tamarack Team in March 2014. She recently completed her licensing requirements through the Montana Board of Realty Regulation and received her Montana Real Estate Property Management License. Maggie works in the Grandview Plaza office in Great Falls Montana as a Site Manager and oversees several properties in the Great Falls area.
We are excited about Maggie’s newest accomplishment!
Jill Wilson Earns ACPO & FHC Designations
September 23, 2015
Jill Wilson recently passed the NAHMA Advanced Issues in HUD Occupancy exam and has earned the ACPO designation. She also passed the NAHMA Fair Housing Compliance exam and has earned the Fair Housing Coordinator (FHC) designation. The FHC is an integral component of NAHMA’s most prestigious designation, the National Affordable Housing Professional (NAHP®) In order to take these exams, Jill had to take full day courses on advanced occupancy issues and fair housing compliance. We are proud of her new accomplishments!
Tami Kelling joined the Tamarack Team in September 2014. She recently completed her licensing requirements through the Montana Board of Realty Regulation and received her Montana Real Estate Property Management License. Tami works in the Tamarack Property Management corporate office in Billings Montana as a Site Manager and oversees several scattered sites in the Billings area.
We congratulate her on her accomplishment.
Nino Cusella re-joined the Tamarack Team in October 2014. He recently completed his licensing requirements through the Montana Board of Realty Regulation and received his Montana Real Estate Property Management License. Nino manages Interpointe Apartments, Billings’ finest luxury apartment complex on the west-end.
We congratulate him on his accomplishment.
2015 Annual TPMC Staff Award Winners Announced
June 11, 2015
We are pleased to announce the 2015 winners of the Tamarack employee & property awards. Employees were nominated for these awards by their fellow employees throughout the year. The award recipients were recognized during a special luncheon at Fairmont Hot Springs, where each winner was presented with a special plaque. Awards and recipients were as follows:
Outstanding Contribution by a Site Employee – Maggie Thomas (Aspen Village & The Elmwoods) Most Improved Property – Grandview Place Outstanding Maintenance / Housekeeping Staff Member – Rodney Grund (Grandview Place) Outstanding Kitchen Staff Member – Mina Cabric (Friendship Manor) Outstanding Service Coordinator – Linda Cohen (Friendship Manor) Outstanding Property Supervisor – Debbie Blanchard (Rose Park Plaza) Outstanding Administrative Team Member – Evelyn Gonzalez (Friendship Manor) Stewardship Award – Cade Lucas (Glengarra Place) Outstanding NWRECC Team Member – Todd Mahoney (IT) Outstanding Corporate Staff Member – Kelly Wilks-Coder (HTC Compliance Specialist)
Achievement awards were also given to the following properties for their accomplishments over the past 12 months:
Full House Award (maintained average of 98% or higher occupancy for 12 month period): Council Groves, Aspen Village, Frontier Communities – Hardin, Homes on the Range, Beagle Land, Laramie Square Apartments, B.R. Fishburn Properties, Frontier Communities – Laurel, Fraser Tower, Rose Park Plaza, Grandview Place, Glengarra Place
Rising Star Award (improved occupancy by at least 5% over prior 12 month period): Canyon Village, Ouellette Place, Soroptimist Village, Easy Street
Home Sweet Home Award (retained 85% or more of households over a 12 month period): Easy Street, Glengarra Place, Laramie Square Apartments
Frontier Communities – Red Lodge staff won $1,000 in our drawing this year for their occupancy stardom!
Congratulations to this year’s winners.
Nominations for 2016 can be submitted at: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/TPMCAwards2016
Jill Wilson has been recognized as an Advanced Communicator Gold for participation in the Toastmasters International communication program. Advanced Communicator Gold recognition is the highest award in Toastmasters’ communication program.
The communication program is a self-paced training program that helps participants improve their speaking skills in a club environment. To achieve Advanced Communicator Gold status, participants must complete a series of challenging speech assignments, conduct a training program, and mentor a new member.
Completing these requirements involves several years of study and excellent communication skills. It also involves tremendous self-discipline and a strong interest in self-improvement. By achieving Advanced Communicator Gold recognition, Ms. Wilson has shown a commitment to excellence in communication and a desire to apply these communication skills in all facets of life.
We congratulate Ms. Wilson on this outstanding accomplishment.
K5 Designation Awarded
April 23, 2015
Kay-Kay Realty Corporation conducted a Low Income Housing Tax Credit Compliance course in Billings, Montana April 21-22, 2015. We are proud to announce that the following individuals successfully completed the requirements for the K5 Tax Credit Specialist Certificate designation.
TPMC & NWRECC Corporate Angie Murdick Laurie Mitchell Mirela Stanciu
Site Staff Tabatha VanDeGrift – TPMC – Missoula Ashleigh Kittle – Fraser Tower Alvina Sullivan – Soroptimist Village Tami Kelling – Acme Hotel & Soroptimist Village
Congratulations to each of you!
Jill Wilson Achieves Advanced Leader Bronze Recognition
January 29, 2015
Jill Wilson has earned the status of Advanced Leader Bronze through Toastmasters International. The leadership program is a self-paced training program that enables participants to learn effective leadership skills in a club environment. To achieve this recognition, Jill served as a Toastmasters club leader, influencing and motivating followers to achieve a mission or goal. Through her efforts, she helped members function productively and deliver quality performances. It took Jill several years of study and activity to complete these requirements, showing her commitment to excellence in leadership. Jill is currently working on her Advanced Communicator Gold (ACG) designation. We are proud of her new accomplishment.
Becky Spadt Earns Montana Real Estate Property Management License
October 16, 2014
Becky Spadt recently completed her licensing requirements through the Montana Board of Realty Regulation and received her Montana Real Estate Property Management License. Becky works in the Tamarack Property Management Co. corporate office in Billings Montana as a Regional Property Manager and oversees a portfolio of properties in Montana and Wyoming. We congratulate Becky on her most recent accomplishment.