• Leadership Celebration

    Celebrate 2022 Housing Leadership Award Honorees

    Join NLIHC in celebrating our 2022 Housing Leadership Awards honorees: the Congressional Progressive Caucus, Ann O’Hara, and Representative Ritchie Torres. These exceptional leaders will be recognized at NLIHC’s 40th Annual Housing Leadership Awards Celebration held virtually on Thursday, April 28. Donate to NLIHC in these leaders’ honor as an individual or as an organization.

    A 2022 Edward W. Brooke Housing Leadership Award will be presented to the Congressional Progressive Caucus for its exceptional commitment to advancing historic affordable housing investments to address homelessness and housing poverty in the U.S. This award is named for Senator Edward Brooke (R-MA), who as a U.S. senator and later as chair of the NLIHC board of directors championed low-income housing. Representative Pramila Jayapal (D-WA), current chair of the caucus, is invited to accept the award on behalf of the entire caucus.

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    The Dolbeare Lifetime Service Award, named for NLIHC’s founder Cushing Niles Dolbeare, a pioneer of the affordable housing movement, will be awarded to Ann O’Hara, former NLIHC board member and co-founder of Technical Assistance Collaborative (TAC), for her decades of advocacy for quality, accessible, affordable homes for extremely low-income households as a public housing authority director, Section 8 administrator, state housing official, TAC Associate Director, and NLIHC board member.

    Ann O'Hara

    Representative Ritchie Torres (D-NY) will receive the Sheila Crowley Housing Justice Award for his outstanding leadership in elevating the awareness about the need for historic affordable housing investments for people with the lowest-incomes in 2021. This award is named after former NLIHC President and CEO Sheila Crowley, who led NLIHC for more than 17 years. 

    Rep. Richie Torres

    Recognize these outstanding leaders by making a donation to NLIHC in their honor!

    • Donate and learn more about the event at:https://bit.ly/LEADERS22
    • Or text LEADERSHIP to 41444 to donate in honor of the awardees.
    • Your donation will be recognized in the Leadership Awards Celebration program, and your contribution will support NLIHC’s mission to achieve racially and socially equitable public policy that ensures people with the lowest incomes have quality homes that are accessible and affordable in communities of their choice. Registration to attend the Housing Leadership Awards Celebration will be forthcoming. Updates will be posted on the event page at: https://bit.ly/LEADERS22

    Questions? Contact Christina Sin at [email protected]

  • Dolbeare Award

    The Cushing Niles Dolbeare Lifetime Service Award is named after NLIHC’s founder. One of the leading experts on federal housing policy and the housing circumstances of low-income people, Ms. Dolbeare was widely known as the godmother of the affordable housing advocacy movement.

    2022 Cushing Niles Dolbeare Lifetime Service Award: Ann O'Hara

    The Dolbeare Lifetime Service Award, named for NLIHC’s co-founder Cushing Niles Dolbeare, a pioneer of the affordable housing movement, will be awarded to Ann O’Hara, former NLIHC board member and founder of Technical Assistance Collaborative (TAC), for her decades of advocacy for quality, accessible, affordable homes for extremely low-income households as a public housing authority director, Section 8 administrator, state housing official, TAC Associate Director, and NLIHC board member.


    Past Cushing Niles Dolbeare Lifetime Service Award Honorees

    • Joy Johnson, 2021
    • Bill Faith, 2020
    • Emma "Pinky" Clifford, 2019
    • Lisa Hasegawa, 2018
    • Amy Anthony, 2017
    • Nancy Bernstine, 2016
    • William Apgar, 2015
    • Charles Elsesser, Jr., 2014
    • Chester Hartman, 2013
    • George Moses, 2012
    • Florence Wagman Roisman, Esq., 2011
    • Gordon Cavanaugh, 2010
  • Brooke Award

    The Edward W. Brooke Housing Leadership Award is named for the former senator, who championed low-income housing in Congress and later as Chairman of NLIHC’s Board of Directors.

    2022 Edward W. Brooke Housing Leadership Award: Congressional Progressive Caucus

    A 2022 Edward W. Brooke Housing Leadership Award will be presented to the Congressional Progressive Caucus for its exceptional commitment to advancing historic affordable housing investments to address homelessness and housing poverty in the U.S. This award is named for Senator Edward Brooke (R-MA), who as a U.S. senator and later as chair of the NLIHC board of directors championed low-income housing. Representative Pramila Jayapal (D-WA), current chair of the caucus, is invited to accept the award on behalf of the entire caucus.


    Past Edward W. Brooke Housing Leadership Award Honorees

    • Representative Maxine Waters & Senator Sherrod Brown, 2021
    • Shauna Sorrells, 2020
    • Representative Emanuel Cleaver II (D-MO), 2019
    • The Honorable Susan Collins, U.S. Senate, 2018
    • Ronald J. Terwilliger, 2017
    • The Honorable Barbara Lee, U.S. House of Representatives, 2016
    • OMB Director Shaun Donovan, 2015
    • Connecticut Governor Dannel Malloy, 2014
    • The Honorable Olympia Snowe, U.S. Senate, 2013
    • The Honorable Patty Murray, U.S. Senate, 2012
    • Nan Roman, 2011
    • The Honorable Keith Ellison, U.S. House of Representatives, 2010
    • The Honorable John Kerry, U.S. Senate, 2010
  • Crowley Award

    The Sheila Crowley Housing Justice Award is named for former NLIHC President & CEO Sheila Crowley. The Crowley award goes to an outstanding leader who has elevated the conversation around affordable housing for the lowest income people in America.

    2022 Sheila Crowley Housing Justice Award: Representative Ritchie Torres (D-NY)

    Representative Ritchie Torres (D-NY) will receive the Sheila Crowley Housing Justice Award for his outstanding leadership in elevating the awareness about the need for historic affordable housing investments for people with the lowest-incomes in 2021. This award is named after former NLIHC President and CEO Sheila Crowley, who led NLIHC for more than 17 years.  


    Past Sheila Crowley Housing Justice Award Honorees

    • The National Housing Law Project's Housing Justice Network, 2021
    • Jennifer Leimaile Ho, 2020
    • Dr. Mitchell Katz, 2019
    • Matthew Desmond, 2018
  • Sponsorship

    Sponsorship Opportunities:

    Platinum$30,000 and above=Full Page Color Ad (7.5” x 10”)
    Gold$15,000 to $29,999=½ Page Color Ad (7.5” x 5”)
    Silver$7,500 to $14,999=¼ Page Color Ad (3.75” x 5”)
    Bronze$3,000 to $7,499=1/8 Page Color Ad (3.75” x 2.5”)
    Sustainer$1,500 to $2,999=Name Listed in the Program

    NLIHC expresses our deep gratitude to the individual and organizational donors making each year’s Housing Leadership Awards Celebration a success.

    There are 3 Different Ways to Donate to the Leadership Celebration:


    Interested in sponsorship? Have questions? Contact Christina Sin at [email protected]