NLIHC’s annual Housing Leadership Awards Reception taking place in Washington DC on March 20, 2018, will recognize the 2018 Housing Leadership Award honorees Matt Desmond, MacArthur Genius awardee and Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City; Lisa Hasegawa, former executive director of the National Coalition for Asian and Pacific American Community Development and NLIHC board member; and U.S. Senator Susan Collins (R-ME).
Dr. Desmond will receive the Sheila Crowley Housing Justice Award in 2018 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.
Ms. Hasegawa 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, named after NLIHC’s late founder who has been referred to as the “godmother” of the affordable housing movement, 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.
Senator Collins will receive the 2018 Edward W. Brooke Housing Leadership Award for her years of strong support in the Senate for federal affordable housing and homelessness programs. The Brooke Award is named for the late Senator Brooke (R-ME), who championed low income housing as a U.S. senator and as chairman of the NLIHC Board of Directors after he left the Senate. The Brooke award goes to an exemplary housing leader with a record of fighting for affordable housing on the national level.
Please make a Leadership Award Reception sponsorship donation honoring these outstanding leaders and supporting NLIHC’s mission of promoting socially just public policy to ensure the lowest income people in America have decent, affordable homes. To register for the 2018 Leadership Reception at which Ms. Collins, Ms. Hasegawa, and Dr. Desmond will be recognized, contact Christina Sin at firstname.lastname@example.org or register online (a separate ticket from the Forum, taking place the same week, is required to attend the reception).