NILHC’s 29th Annual Housing Leadership Awards Reception will be held Tuesday, March 29, from 6 pm to 8 pm at the Washington Court Hotel in Washington, DC. The event is NLIHC’s only fundraising event each year and is vital to the continued success of NLIHC’s education, research, outreach and advocacy programs.
This year, we honor Nan Roman with the Edward W. Brooke, III Housing Leadership Award and Florence Wagman Roisman with the Cushing Niles Dolbeare Lifetime Service Award for the leading roles they have played in the successful development and implementation of policies that have made a positive and lasting difference in the world of low income housing.
The Edward W. Brooke III Housing Leadership Award is named for Senator Brooke (R-MA), who championed low income housing as a United States Senator and as Chairman of the NLIHC Board of Directors after leaving the Senate. The Brooke award goes to an exemplary housing leader with a record of fighting for affordable housing on the national level. Nan Roman, President and CEO of the National Alliance to End Homelessness, is the leading national voice on solving and preventing homelessness. The Alliance is the nation’s largest nonprofit, non-partisan membership organization working on behalf of people who live in poverty. Under Ms. Roman’s direction, it seeks to end homelessness through a program of public education, national advocacy and capacity building.
The Cushing N. Dolbeare Lifetime Service Award, named after NLIHC’s founder, goes to an individual who has demonstrated an unyielding commitment to achieving safe, decent and affordable homes for low income people over a long period of time. Florence Wagman Roisman has spent a lifetime working to improve low income housing policy. One of the signers of NLIHC’s original articles of incorporation, she now is the William F. Harvey Professor of Law at the Indiana University School of Law – Indianapolis. Her career, which has spanned decades, has been devoted to legal services advocacy and teaching on low income housing, homelessness, housing discrimination and segregation.
This event requires a separate attendance ticket which can be purchased online at www.nlihc.org
More information on the Leadership Reception is available at http://www.nlihc.org
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