Friday, January 12at 5 pm ET is the deadline for NLIHC members to submit nominations for the annual NLIHC Organizing Awards. Don’t miss this opportunity to win recognition for your outstanding achievements during 2017 in housing organizing efforts that advance NLIHC’s mission: achieving socially just public policy that ensures people with the lowest incomes in the United States have affordable and decent homes. Special consideration will be given to Organizing Award nominations that incorporate tenant- or resident-centered organizing.
The NLIHC Organizing Awards will be presented at the 2018 NLIHC Housing Policy Forum, March 19-21, 2018 at the Washington Court Hotel in Washington, D.C. Special consideration will be given to nominations that incorporate tenant- or resident-centered organizing.
For inspiration, and to see how your organization or community’s work compares to recent honorees, take a look at our press releases on recent NLIHC Organizing Award winners: California’s East Bay Housing Organizations (EBHO) and the Non Profit Housing Association of Northern California (NPH), D.C.’s Coalition on Nonprofit Housing and Economic Development (CNHED), and Philadelphia’s Women’s Community Revitalization Project.
An Organizing Awards Committee composed of NLIHC board members and previous award winners will determine this year’s honorees. One award will recognize statewide or regional achievements, and one award will recognize citywide or neighborhood achievements. NLIHC will provide two representatives of each honored organization a complimentary Forum registration, 2-3 nights of hotel accommodation, and transportation to Washington, D.C. to accept their award.
To be eligible, nominated organizations must be current NLIHC members. Organizations may self-nominate. NLIHC board members and Award Committee members may not nominate an organization with which they are employed or affiliated.
Nominations should contain the following information:
- Name and contact information of the organization being nominated;
- Name and contact information of the individual or organization submitting the nomination (if different from above);
- Scope of the achievement being nominated (i.e., statewide, regional, citywide, neighborhood, and/or resident organizing);
- Description of the organization’s achievement in statewide, regional, citywide, neighborhood, and/or resident organizing in 2017, and how that achievement has contributed to furthering NLIHC’s mission (800-word maximum); and
- Supporting materials that describe the activity or impact, such as press clips or campaign materials (optional).