Please join NLIHC in recognizing the 2018 Housing Leadership Award honorees, Senator Susan Collins, Lisa Hasegawa, and Matthew Desmond. Make a contribution in their honor to NLIHC’s annual Leadership Awards Reception to be held in Washington, DC on March 20, 2018.
U.S. Senator Susan Collins (R-ME) will receive the 2018 Edward W. Brooke Housing Leadership Award for her years of leadership in Congress, unwavering commitment to addressing the needs of the lowest income people in the U.S., and steadfast support for federal affordable housing and homelessness programs. The Brooke Award, named for the late Senator Edward Brooke (R-MA) who championed low income housing as a U.S. senator and as chairman of the NLIHC Board of Directors after he left the Senate, goes to an exemplary housing leader with a record of working for affordable housing on the national level.
Dr. Matthew Desmond, MacArthur Genius Awardee and Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City, will receive the 2018 Sheila Crowley Housing Justice Award for his groundbreaking work to elevate the need for affordable housing for the lowest income people in America. The Crowley Award, named for former NLIHC President and CEO Sheila Crowley, goes to an outstanding leader who has elevated the conversation around affordable housing for those most in need.
Lisa Hasegawa, former executive director of the National Coalition for Asian and Pacific American Community Development and NLIHC board member, will receive the 2018 Cushing Niles Dolbeare Lifetime Service Award for her years of dedication to affordable housing on behalf of the Asian American and Pacific Islander community. The Dolbeare Award, honoring NLIHC’s late founder, goes to an individual who has demonstrated an unyielding commitment to achieving safe, decent, and affordable homes for low income people over a long period of time.
Join us in celebrating these individuals and their contributions to affordable housing by making a contribution in their honor the NLIHC 2018 Leadership Awards Reception at: http://bit.ly/2fSOtEH
The Housing Leadership Awards Reception is NLIHC’s only fundraising event, the proceeds from which help advance NLIHC’s mission of achieving socially just policies that ensure the lowest income people in America have decent, affordable homes.