February 5 is Deadline for Annual Organizing Award Nominations

The February 5 nomination deadline for NLIHC’s Annual Organizing Award is quickly approaching. Please nominate an outstanding local or statewide organizing effort. The 2016 Organizing Award recognizes outstanding achievement during 2015 in state or local organizing activity that furthers NLIHC’s mission of achieving socially just public policy that assures people with the lowest incomes in the United State have affordable and decent homes. Special consideration will be given to Organizing Award nominations that incorporate tenant organizing.

The 2016 Organizing Award will be presented at the NLIHC 2016 Policy Forum: Overcoming Housing Poverty, Achieving Housing Justice, held April 3-5, 2016 at the Washington Court Hotel in Washington, DC. A representative of the winning organization will be asked to make brief remarks.

An Award Committee composed of NLIHC board members and previous award winners will select this year’s honoree. Two representatives of the honored organization will receive complimentary Forum registrations, hotel accommodations, and transportation to Washington, D.C. to accept the award. 

To be eligible, nominated organizations must be current NLIHC members. Organizations may self-nominate. NLIHC board members and Award Committee members may not nominate an organization with which they are employed or affiliated.

Nominations are due by 5pm ET on Friday, February 5, 2016.  Please submit your nomination online at http://www.nlihcforum.org/#!awards/gm8p2.

Nominations should contain the following information:

  • Name and contact information of the nominated organization,
  • Name and contact information of the nominator,
  • Description of the organization’s achievement in the area of state and local organizing or resident organizing in 2015, and how that achievement has assisted in furthering NLIHC’s mission (800-word maximum), and
  • Supporting materials that describe the activity or impact, such as press clips or campaign materials.

For more information, contact our Field Team at outreach@nlihc.org.