Final Week to Nominate Organizations and Campaigns for NLIHC’s 2021 Housing Organizing Awards!

This is the final week for affordable housing advocates to submit nominations for the 2021 Annual Organizing Awards! Two awards will be granted for achievements in expanding housing funding, renters’ rights, combatting homelessness, and organizing low-income people. Nominations can be made here.

The NLIHC Organizing Awards recognize outstanding achievement during 2020 in statewide, regional, citywide, neighborhood, and resident organizing that furthers NLIHC’s mission of achieving socially just public policy to ensure people with the lowest incomes in the U.S. have affordable and decent homes. Special consideration will be given to nominations that incorporate tenant- or resident-centered organizing and leadership. For examples of past recipients, visit our new webpage with the history of the Organizing Awards. The awards will be featured at the NLIHC 2021 Virtual Housing Policy Forum on March 30-31, 2021.

Nominations for the awards are due by 5 pm ET this Friday, January 15, 2021.

An Organizing Awards Committee composed of NLIHC board members and previous award winners will determine this year’s honorees. NLIHC will provide two representatives of each honored organization complimentary Policy Forum registrations.

To be eligible, 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.

If you have questions, please reach out to Olivia Arena at: [email protected]