Call attention to state and local organizations that have made significant contributions to affordable housing by nominating one for NLIHC’s 5th annual State and Local Organizing Award and 3rd annual Resident Organizing Award.
The State and Local Organizing Award recognizes outstanding achievement by an organization during 2013 in organizing and advocacy at the state or local level that furthers NLIHC’s mission of achieving socially just public policy that assures people with the lowest incomes in the United States have affordable and decent homes. Organizations must be NLIHC members to be eligible; organizations are encouraged to self-nominate.
The Resident Organizing Award recognizes outstanding achievement by an organization during 2013 in resident organizing and advocacy that furthers NLIHC’s mission. 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.
A selection committee composed of NLIHC board members and previous award honorees will determine the honorees. NLIHC board members and Award Committee members may not nominate an organization with which they are employed or affiliated.
Nominations for both awards are due by 5 pm ET on Friday, February 14.
Please email nominations to firstname.lastname@example.org. Indicate the award for which you are nominating in the subject line. The nomination should contain the following information:
- Name and contact information of the nominated organization.
- Name and contact information of the nominator.
- Description of the organization’s achievement in the area of state and local organizing or resident organizing in 2013, and ways that achievement has assisted in furthering NLIHC’s mission (1,000 word maximum).
- Supporting materials that describe the activity or impact, such as press clips or campaign materials (optional).
The organizing awards will be presented at NLIHC’s 2014 Housing Policy Conference, Sunday, April 27 to Wednesday, April 30 at the Wardman Park Marriott Hotel in Washington, DC. Two representatives of each honored organization will receive complimentary conference registration, hotel accommodations, and transportation to Washington, DC to be present to accept the awards.