NLIHC welcomes nominations from its members for the third annual State and Local Organizing Award, to be presented at NLIHC’s Annual Housing Policy Conference in March 2012.
The award will be given for outstanding achievement in 2011 for 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, the use of community events, door-to-door canvassing, a technology- or media-driven campaign, or organizing activities to mobilize a community or constituent base in a way that led to significant legislative victory at the state or local level; significant progress on a state or local legislative campaign; or significant progress in building a resident-driven organization.
Eligible organizations must be NLIHC members during the 2011 calendar year. They may self-nominate. The deadline for nominations is 5 pm ET on January 27. A committee of judges will include NLIHC board members and previous honorees; their decisions are final.
The honoree will be notified prior to NLIHC’s annual conference, scheduled for March 25-28. Two representatives of the organization will receive free conference registration and complimentary hotel accommodations and transportation to Washington, D.C. to accept the award.
To nominate an organization, send an email to email@example.com with Organizing Award in the subject line. The body of the email should contain the following information:
- Name of and contact information of the nominated organization.
- Name of and contact information for nominating person/organization (if different).
- Description of how the group organized a community or constituent base that led to the organization’s achievement in 2011, and how that achievement assists in furthering NLIHC’s mission (1,000 word maximum).
- If appropriate, supporting materials, such as press clips or campaign materials, that describe the activity or its impact (optional; should be attached to the email as a .pdf).
Entry materials or a version of it may be circulated to NLIHC conference attendees and members and posted on NLIHC’s website.
For more information: La’Teashia Sykes, NLIHC Senior Outreach Associate, firstname.lastname@example.org.