NLIHC will honor Matthew Desmond, MacArthur Genius awardee and author of the Pulitzer Prize-winning book Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City; Lisa Hasegawa, former executive director of the National Coalition for Asian and Pacific American Community Development (CAPACD) and NLIHC board member; and U.S. Senator Susan Collins (R-ME) at NLIHC’s annual Housing Leadership Awards Reception taking place in Washington DC on March 20. Make a donation in the awardees’ honor and/or register to attend the event today.
Ms. Hasegawa will receive the Cushing Niles Dolbeare Lifetime Service Award for leading national efforts to address the affordable housing needs of low income Asian American and Pacific Islander communities and working in coalition with other civil rights organizations and advocates throughout her career for people who are poor.
Dr. Desmond will be the first-ever recipient of the Sheila Crowley Housing Justice Award for his groundbreaking work to elevate the need for affordable housing for the lowest income people in America — through his brilliant book Evicted, his articles in major news publications and journals, and public appearances around the country.
Senator Collins will receive the 2018 Edward Brooke Housing Leadership Award for being a steadfast defender of affordable housing and homelessness programs for many years in the U.S. Senate, opposing proposed cuts to critical HUD programs, co-sponsoring the bill that created the national Housing Trust Fund, supporting the Housing First model for addressing homelessness, leading on the “Housing Opportunity through Modernization Act,” and more.
Please make a Leadership Award Reception sponsorship donation honoring these 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. Hasegawa, Dr. Desmond, and Ms. Collins will be recognized, contact Christina Sin at firstname.lastname@example.org or register online (a separate ticket from the NLIHC Housing Policy Forum, taking place the same week, is required to attend the reception).