Washington, D.C. -- The National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) announced the finalists for its 2020 Best of 55+ Housing Awards, a design and marketing competition for the 55+ housing industry. A total of 107 entries were chosen as finalists and are eligible for either a gold or silver award from NAHB's 55+ Housing Industry Council.

"The Best of 55+ Housing Awards honor builders and developers who create homes and communities that suit the specific needs of the mature buyer and renter," said Karen Schroeder, chair of NAHB's 55+ Housing Industry Council and vice president of Mayberry Homes in East Lansing, Mich. "Many of the communities featured well-executed amenities that focus on engagement and enrichment, and homes with creative floor plans with natural light throughout."

Finalists were selected from entries in 42 categories representing single-family homes, rental housing, service-enriched housing, lifestyle features that 55+ buyers look for and marketing activity, plus three categories representing individuals and firms.

NAHB's 55+ Housing Council launched the Best of 55+ Housing Awards to encourage quality and innovation in the 55+ housing market. The council provides information, education and networking opportunities for its members and provides advocacy support to NAHB on key 55+ housing issues. The awards program is sponsored by Aprilaire, BSB Design, Builders Design, Gilbert & Sheppard, KTGY Architecture + Planning, Mary DeWalt Design Group and PCR. Winners will be announced on Jan. 21, 2020, during the NAHB International Builders' Show in Las Vegas.

For more information, visit nahb.org.