Celebrate Bill Faith’s Lifetime of Service at March 26 Housing Leadership Awards Reception

Join NLIHC in celebrating the lifetime achievements of 2020 Housing Leadership Award Honoree Bill Faith, who will be recognized at the 38th Annual Housing Leadership Awards Reception on March 26, 2020 at the Washington Court Hotel in Washington, DC. The other honorees are Jennifer Leimaile Ho and Shauna Sorrells. Register to attend the reception and/or make a contribution as an organization or individual in their honor.

The Cushing Dolbeare Lifetime Service Award, named after NLIHC’s late founder who has been referred to as the “godmother” of the affordable housing movement, goes to an individual who has demonstrated an unyielding commitment to achieving decent, accessible and affordable homes for low-income people over a long period of time.

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Bill Faith

NLIHC will honor Bill Faith, executive director of the Coalition on Homelessness and Housing in Ohio (COHHIO) since 1994, with the 2020 Cushing Dolbeare Award. Throughout his career, Bill has worked to end homelessness by advocating for expanding access to affordable homes. He has served individuals with disabilities, directed agencies serving people experiencing homelessness, and led affordable housing advocacy organizations. Bill has worked extensively with key policymakers to strengthen a wide range of housing and homeless assistance programs, winning significant reforms against predatory mortgage and payday lending, defended fair housing, and advanced tenants’ rights. He has fought to create, protect and expand the Ohio Housing Trust Fund, which recently surpassed $1 billion in revenue for homeless and affordable housing programs. Bill served on the NLIHC board of directors in various forms for 26 years and was the board chair for six years.

The second award is named for Senator Edward Brooke (R-MA), who championed low-income housing as a U.S. senator and later as chair of the NLIHC board of directors. Shauna Sorrells will receive the 2020 Edward W. Brooke Housing Leadership Award posthumously for her unwavering commitment to ending homelessness and housing poverty in the U.S. over many years at HUD, at the Housing Opportunities Commission of Montgomery County, and on the executive committee of the NLIHC Board of Directors. 


Shawna Sorrells

The Sheila Crowley Housing Justice Award, named after former NLIHC President and CEO Sheila Crowley, will bestowed to Jennifer Ho, commissioner of Minnesota Housing and former senior advisor at HUD and deputy director of the U.S. Interagency Council on Homelessness (USICH).  She will receive the Crowley Award for her outstanding work to end homelessness and housing poverty in the U.S. since 1999 at Hearth Connection, USICH, HUD, Minnesota Housing, and beyond. 

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Jennifer Ho

Come celebrate the contributions of Bill, Shauna, and Jennifer at the 2020 Housing Leadership Reception on March 26 at the Washington Court Hotel in Washington DC! Register for the event at: https://bit.ly/362lyDf. (Note: A separate ticked from the NLIHC Housing Policy Forum is required for the Leadership Awards Reception.)

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

Donate as an individual at: https://bit.ly/34ng1FP

Donate as an organization at: https://bit.ly/2WyFnOb

Your donation will be recognized in the Leadership Awards Reception program. The contribution will support NLIHC’s mission to achieve socially just public policy to ensure the lowest-income people have decent, affordable homes. 

The 2020 Leadership Awards Reception will be held on the second evening of NLIHC’s 2020 Housing Policy Forum: Ending Homelessness & Housing Poverty taking place March 25-27, 2020. Register for the Forum at: https://bit.ly/2PutSGn and/or Leadership Awards Reception at: https://bit.ly/362lyDf