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. The award is presented at NLIHC's Annual Housing Leadership Awards Reception.
Cushing Niles Dolbeare Lifetime Service Award: Emma “Pinky” Clifford
The Dolbeare Lifetime Service Award will be bestowed to Emma “Pinky” Clifford, executive director of the Oglala Sioux Tribe Partnership for Housing and NLIHC board member. Ms. Clifford will receive the award for her years of dedication on behalf of Native American peoples and her tireless work to secure decent, safe, and affordable housing for native tribes.