Ken and Linda Murphy, resident managers of Friendship Manor, 1320 E. 500 South, have been named the Department of Housing and Urban Development Region 8 managers of the year.

The award recognizes cooperative spirits and devotion to high professional standards in the operation of subsidized housing.They received the award recently at the annual meeting of the Association of HUD Management Agents Regent 8 held in Denver, Colo.

Friendship Manor is a 228-unit elderly complex insured under Section 231 of the National Housing Act. The Murphys are employees of the Tamarack Property Management Co.