Donate today in honor of Emma “Pinky” Clifford, who will receive the 2019 Dolbeare Lifetime Service Award for her many years of leadership and dedication on behalf of Native Americans and her tireless work to secure decent, safe, and affordable homes for the lowest income people living on Pine Ridge Reservation. The award is named for NLIHC’s founder Cushing Niles Dolbeare, who is referred to as the “godmother” of the U.S. affordable housing movement. Ms. Clifford and the other 2019 Housing Leadership Award honorees - Representative Emanuel Cleaver (D-MO) and Dr. Mitchell Katz, president and CEO of NYC Health + Hospitals - will be recognized at NLIHC’s 37th Annual Housing Leadership Awards Reception on Thursday, March 28 at the Washington Court Hotel in Washington, DC.
Representative Cleaver will receive the 2019 Edward Brooke Housing Leadership Award for his 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. As ranking member of the Housing and Insurance Subcommittee, he co-authored the “Housing Opportunity Through Modernization Act,” a comprehensive bipartisan housing bill passed into law unanimously in 2017. The award is named after former U.S. Senator and NLIHC Board Chair Edward W. Brooke
Dr. Mitchell Katz will receive the Sheila Crowley Housing Justice Award, named after former NLIHC President and CEO Sheila Crowley, who led NLIHC for more than 17 years. Dr. Katz will receive the award for elevating public and policy-maker awareness about the connections between health, housing, and homelessness and for implementing bold solutions to meet the affordable housing needs of the lowest income people.
Make a donation to NLIHC in their honor today! There are three ways to donate:
- Donate Online as an Individual
- Donate Online as an Organization
- Download the Pledge Form and Submit Via Email or Mail
Your contribution will help NLIHC achieve socially just public policy to ensure the lowest income people in America have decent, affordable homes.
The 2019 Leadership Awards Reception will be held on the second evening of NLIHC’s 2019 Housing Policy Forum: Seizing the Moment for Bold Solutions taking place March 27-29. Register for the Forum and/or Leadership Awards Reception at: https://bit.ly/2SzJcjW