NLIHC is pleased to announce that OMB Director and former HUD Secretary Shaun Donovan will be honored with the Edward W. Brooke Housing Leadership Award in 2015. Also, former FHA Commissioner and current NLIHC Board Member William Apgar will receive the Cushing Niles Dolbeare Lifetime Service Award. Dr. Apgar recently retired from the faculty of the Joint Center on Housing Studies of Harvard University.
The awards will be presented at NLIHC’s Annual Housing Leadership Reception on March 3, 2015 in Washington, DC.
Each year, NLIHC recognizes two individuals who have demonstrated exceptional leadership in advancing socially just public policy to assure people with the lowest incomes have decent and affordable homes. NLIHC held its inaugural Leadership Reception in 1982 and since has honored more than 50 affordable housing leaders. In 2010, the Housing Leadership Award was divided into the Edward W. Brooke Housing Leadership Award and the Cushing Niles Dolbeare Lifetime Service Award.
The Edward W. Brooke Housing Leadership Award is named for the former Massachusetts Senator who championed low income housing in Congress. He later served as the Chair of NLIHC’s Board of Directors. NLIHC presents the Brooke Award to individuals who advocate for affordable housing on a national level. The Cushing Niles Dolbeare Lifetime Service Award is named for NLIHC’s founder, who is considered the godmother of the affordable housing movement. NLIHC presents the Dolbeare Award to individuals for their lifetime of service to affordable housing.
For more information about Housing Leadership Reception contact Christina Sin at 202-507-7453 or firstname.lastname@example.org.