2020 "What Home Means to Me"
We will be revealing the winners of the 2020 "What Home Means to Me" calendar contest on this page and Twitter starting September 24. Check back every day! The calendar cover will be unveiled at the 2019 NAHRO National Conference in San Antonio, TX.
Who Will Be Next?
Samuel, 12 "Home is where all are welcome to be who they are. Home is where you can rest and hang out with people you love. You can do what you love like cook, draw, garden, and watch TV. You can do a lot of things every day that are fun. So, you do need to feel safe to sleep and have fun, have a lot of fun at your home. You can also invite your friends and make them feel like they are a part of your family and have fun with them, and make them feel welcome." Boulder Housing Partners
Gracielle, 15 "My poster shows what my home means to me during every season of the year. In the spring, my home is a place where I can dry off from the rain and enjoy flowers. In the summer, home is for relaxing and enjoying life. We love to grill! In the fall, the weather gets colder. I am grateful and thankful for my home. My drawing also shows how we care for our home and keep it clean. Winter brings my favorite holidays and my home is warm and cozy. We like to decorate our home with a tree, ornaments, and lots of presents." Winnebago County Housing Authority
Mitchell, 12 "H - is for "home." Its where my heart is, a place I feel safe and loved. A place I can be myself. E - is for "emotions" of happiness, joy, laughter, and tears. A - is for "attentive" where my cares and needs are met. R - is for the "roots" that are planted in my heart to help me grow for life. T - is for the "tender" joys that homes brings in my life." Housing Authority of the County of Alameda
Angeles, 15 "In my poster I tried to show myself and how I felt when I didn't have a home. During this time, I went through a rough time with myself. I used drugs as a way to cope with my emotions, which is not something positive. So I tried to show the girl not moving because when I went through this time I did not want to feel anything. I used drugs as a way to numb myself and to not deal with my past. In my life I don't believe I ever had a home. As a child I lived with two separate families so family does not represent what I think as home. For me, home is myself and my past seeing how it shaped me into the person I am today. HOME is not "Having To Move Ever" again." City of Anaheim Housing Authority
Serenity, 10 "My home means so much to me. My mom always gives me love and care. Home is where I live and my mom takes care of me. She feeds me and gets me ready for school. I should not need or want anything, my mom gives me what I need. Sometimes she lets me get what I want. Sometimes, it's because I'm on my best behavior. I am thankful for my house and my mom." Housing Authority of the City of LaGrange
Caniya, 13 "Home is a place where you can always be welcome no matter what. My home is filled with love and acceptance from my loved ones around me, which I am thankful for. Home is also one of my safe places, where I feel very protected and cared for. My poster is about how home is where memories are made, and family is forever, so I based my poster off the unity of family and how close we are to each other." Greensboro Housing Authority