NLIHC will honor Dr. Mitchell Katz, president and CEO of NYC Health + Hospitals, at the 37th Annual NLIHC Housing Leadership Awards Reception on March 28, 2019 at the Washington Court Hotel in Washington, DC. Dr. Katz will receive the Sheila Crowley Housing Justice Award for elevating public and policy-maker awareness about the connections between health, housing, and homelessness and for implementing bold solutions to meet the need for affordable housing for the lowest income people. The award is named after former NLIHC President and CEO Sheila Crowley, who led NLIHC for more than 17 years. Make a contribution in Dr. Katz’s honor today!
The two other 2019 Leadership Awards honorees are U.S. Representative Emanuel Cleaver (D-MO) and Emma “Pinky” Clifford, executive director of the Oglala Sioux Tribe Partnership for Housing and NLIHC board member.
Representative Cleaver will receive the 2019 Edward W. 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. The award is named for Senator Brooke (R-MA), who championed low-income housing as a U.S. senator and later as chair of the NLIHC board of directors.
Ms. Clifford will receive the Cushing 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, one of the pioneers of the affordable housing movement.
Join NLIHC in recognizing these outstanding individuals by making a donation to NLIHC in their honor:
- Donate Online as an Individual
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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, 2019. Register for the Forum and/or Leadership Awards Reception at: https://bit.ly/2SzJcjW