Has your organization achieved a significant victory in 2012? Do you know about a group that should be commended for its organizing efforts to advance the fight for affordable and decent homes for those with the lowest incomes? Recognize state and local contributions to affordable housing by nominating an organization today for NLIHC’s annual Organizing Awards.
NLIHC is soliciting nominations for the fourth State and Local Organizing Award and second Resident Organizing Award. Both awards will be presented at NLIHC’s Annual Housing Policy Conference on March 17-20, 2013.
State and Local Organizing Award
The State and Local Organizing Award recognizes outstanding achievement during 2012 in organizing activity at the state or local level that furthers NLIHC’s mission: achieving socially just public policy that assures people with the lowest incomes in the United States have affordable and decent homes.
Such activities could include—but are not limited to—community events, door-to-door canvassing, a technology- or media-driven campaign, and/or organizing activities that mobilized a community or constituent base and led to a significant state or local legislative victory or significant progress on a legislative campaign.
Nominated organizations must be NLIHC members to be eligible. Organizations may self nominate.
Resident Organizing Award
The Resident Organizing Award recognizes outstanding achievement during 2012 in resident organizing activity at the state or local level that also furthers NLIHC’s mission.
Activities could include—but are not limited to—a campaign to win significant improvements to the conditions of a building; developing a resident-driven organization or campaign that has influenced local, state or federal housing policies; initiating changes in the management or ownership of an affordable housing development that has enhanced residents’ participation or quality of life; or purchasing or preserving the long-term affordability of a property with an expiring HUD contract.
As with the State and Local Organizing Award, nominated organizations must be NLIHC members to be eligible; they may self nominate. In addition, candidates for the Resident Organizing Award must be tenant-governed organizations, such as a resident council or tenant association.
The deadline for nominations for both awards is Friday, January 11, 2013. A selection committee composed of NLIHC Board members and previous award honorees will determine the honorees. Two representatives of each honored organization will receive complimentary 2013 conference registration, hotel accommodations and transportation to Washington, D.C. to accept the awards.
Please email your nomination to firstname.lastname@example.org. Indicate the award for which you are nominating in the subject line.
The body of the email should contain the following information:
- Name and contact information of the nominated organization.
- Name and contact information of the nominator (if different).
- Description of the organization’s achievement in the area of state and local organizing or resident organizing in 2012, and ways that achievement has assisted in furthering NLIHC’s mission (1,000 word maximum).
- Limited supporting materials, such as press clips or campaign materials, that describe the activity or its impact (optional).
Note that nomination materials may be circulated to NLIHC conference attendees and/or posted on NLIHC’s website. NLIHC Board members and Award Committee members may not nominate an organization with which they are employed or affiliated.
For more information, contact email@example.com.