2019 "What Home Means to Me"
We will be revealing the winners of the 2019 "What Home Means to Me" calendar contest on this page and Twitter throughout October. Check back every day! The calendar cover will be unveiled at the 2018 NAHRO National Conference in Atlanta, Ga.
Who Will Be Next?
Isabelle, age 11 “My 'What My Home Means to Me' poster has a shadow person on it that represents me on my heart. You can see there is a key that is one of the few keys that can unlock the lock on my house and that represents safety. The words on my roof are all things I would use to represent what my home means to me.” Billings Housing Authority
Tazjianna, age 13 "What home means to me is family. The only place I can be myself. Since my father died recently, I've struggled with expressing myself. If it wasn't for my mom, I don't think I would be the person I am today….I just feel like at home I can be myself. Because my family loves me.” Ypsilanti Housing Authority
Jannely, age 13 “What a home means to me is much more than a physical location, it's more than a warm bed and a comfy couch. For me it's love and security and connection, a place where I build my memories as well as a way to build my future. In my home I can truly be myself. It doesn't matter if it's big or small, fancy or modest, it's my shelter and my family's sanctuaries.” Yakima Housing Authority
Emily, age 14 “Home to me is a place of serenity. It's a place where I can express myself fully with no fear of judgement….My home gives me the resources to achieve my goals and dreams. My home provides love, safety, and tranquility. A home is so much more than a mere building, a home is family, love, laughter, sadness, and happiness." Housing Authority of the City of Santa Barbara
Xeniya, age 12 “Home means love to me because you have a roof over your head, clothes on your body, and food on the table every day. I love my home because it has silliness, laughter, and care in it. I feel safe with the love because my mom's love is there and my sister Dallas' love is there also.” Huntsville Housing Authority
Ayanna, age 16 “My home is the place where good moral values and seeds are planted. These seeds are nourished from day to day, by my mother and grandmother. My home is my safe haven, the place where I can bring my friends over for fellowship, to visit, and to have fun.” Danville Redevelopment and Housing Authority