Washington, D.C. (October 31, 2017) — Housing America, a NAHRO campaign that raises national awareness of the need for and importance of safe, quality, affordable housing through education, advocacy, and empowerment, announced its 2018 “What Home Means to Me” poster contest and calendar winners at the association’s National Conference and Exhibition in Pittsburgh, Pa. on October 27.
The round of NAHRO Merit College Scholarship program recipients was announced at the Summer Conference in Indianapolis. Eight recipients, one from each of our NAHRO regions, will receive $1,000 to support them in their higher education pursuits. Two of these recipients will receive an additional $2,000 and $5,000 respectively.
Rodolfo Cantu from the Southwest Regional Council, received an additional $5,000. Cantu is an upcoming freshmen at the University of Texas at Austin and resident of the Edinburg Housing Authority in Texas.
Nigel Dent from Southeastern Regional Council, received an additional $3,000. Dent is a Natchez Housing Authority resident in Mississippi. He has been accepted into the University of Mississippi with plans to become a journalist.
Recipients of the $1,000 scholarship are:
For more information on the scholarship, contact your regional representative.
To celebrate its tenth year, the Housing America Task Force hosted a concert Monday, March 27, 2017 from 8-10 p.m. The concert featured the alternative country band, The Honeycutters, and art from past “What Home Means to Me” calendar contest winners, which was auctioned off.
Also during the 2017 Washington Conference, Housing America collected books to be donated to Little Libraries across the nation.
The 2017 grand prize winner of the "What Home Means to Me" calendar contest attended the conference, met HUD Secretary Carson and toured the White House, Capitol Hill and Washington, D.C. monuments.
See photos from the events below.
Washington, D.C. (November 1, 2016) – Housing America announced the 2017 “What Home Means to Me’ poster contest and calendar winners at NAHRO’s National Conference and Exhibition in New Orleans, La. on October 16.
“The annual poster contest is a remarkable event that gives children who reside in affordable communities an opportunity to share how housing is not only important, but also the significance of what having a home means to them,” said Clifton Martin, Chair of the Housing America Task Force. “More importantly, their narratives and artwork encourage those of us administering these programs to keep generating, designing, and constructing safe and sustainable housing resources so these children can succeed their dreams and more.”
The Housing America Task Force opened the 2016 NAHRO National Conference and Exhibition with a service project to one of the properties managed by the host agency, The Housing Authority of New Orleans (HANO). Task force members, NAHRO members, Board of Governors, HANO police officers and community residents created an outdoor seating area for The Estates property, which loss an officer last year.
Photos of the event are below. For more information contact Carmen Smith at firstname.lastname@example.org
Housing America Hosts a Garden Cleanup at the Nickerson Gardens in Watts for Housing America Month 2015
Washington, D.C. (November 5, 2015) - The Housing America Task Force celebrated Housing America Month by hosting a garden cleanup at the historic Nickerson Gardens in Watts, Calif. on October 16. The garden serves approximately 3,200 residents in the community.
Washington, D.C. (October 27, 2015) — Housing America, NAHRO’s campaign that aims to raise national awareness of the need for and importance of safe, quality, affordable housing through education, advocacy, and empowerment, announced its 2016 “What Home Means to Me” poster contest and calendar winners at NAHRO’s National Conference and Exhibition in Los Angeles, Calif. on October 16.
Housing America hosted a game night for the seniors and disabled persons living in Austin, Texas’ Lakeside Apartments during the 2015 NAHRO Summer Conference on July 30. More than 40 residents enjoyed snacks, prizes and several rounds of Bingo during the event.
Housing America, the national campaign that aims to raise national awareness of the need for and importance of safe, quality, affordable housing through education, advocacy, and empowerment, visited a Boys and Girls Club that enables youth to reach their full potential as productive, caring, responsible citizens.