The Wisconsin Council for Affordable and Rural Housing (WI-CARH) was established in 1999 as a state chapter of the Council for Affordable and Rural Housing, a national not for profit organization dedicated to the advocacy of rural and affordable housing throughout the United States of America.

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2019 Site Manager, Maintenance Person, and Property of the Year Award Winners

Congratulations WI-CARH 2019 Award Winners!

2019 Maintenance Person of the Year Winner Maintenance Person of the Year: Mike Machia (Scenic View Villas - Wisconsin Management Group) with Russell Kaney, President of WI-CARH
Mike is a very positive maintenance person. Mike is extremely approachable to all coworkers and residents at the property. He responds to requests in a timely and polite manner. Mike remains understanding and patient. Some of the residents said the following:
  • "There is never a need to request a job to be done because Mike has already completed it."
  • "Mike has a special ability to treat each tenant kindly, courteously and with the upmost dignity."
2019 Managers of the Year Site Managers of the Year: Charity and Rockie Sobeck (Central Park Apartments) with Russell Kaney, President of WI-CARH
Central Park Apartments is an 8-unit senior development. Central Park Apartments had a devastating flood and all the residents had to be relocated until the building was restored. Some of the residents said the following:
  • "Rockie and Charity worked hard on rebuilding our apartments after the flood. It would not have been done without them."
  • "Charity and Rockie have dinners for the holidays and treat us like their family."
There were multiple nominations for WI-CARH 2019 awards. We were pleased to announce the following award recipients at our 2019 annual conference in November:
Property of the Year: Parkview Haven Apartments (Wisconsin Management Group)
Parkview Haven is a 90-unit senior/mobility impaired apartment complex located in Manitowoc, Wisconsin. Parkview Haven suffered a tragic fire that displaced all the residents for several months. The building was 89/90% occupied at the time of the fire. After one year, it was at 100% occupied. They have two computer stations with internet accessibility. The community room hosts resident get-togethers with their favorite being potlucks and they also have a library.
2019 Property of the Year Winner Laurie Nordin, Property Manager receiving award