NLIHC to Honor COHHIO’s Bill Faith with 2020 Cushing Dolbeare Lifetime Service Award

NLIHC will honor Bill Faith, executive director of the Coalition on Homelessness and Housing in Ohio (COHHIO) and former NLIHC board chair, with the 2020 Cushing Dolbeare Lifetime Service Award, named for NLIHC’s founder who has been called the “godmother” of the affordable housing movement. Bill will be recognized at the 38th Annual Housing Leadership Awards Presentation and Reception on Thursday, March 26, 2020 at the Washington Court Hotel in Washington, DC. Individuals and organizations are encouraged to contribute to NLIHC in Bill’s honor

NLIHC to Honor COHHIO’s Bill Faith with 2020 Cushing Dolbeare Lifetime Service Award

Bill Faith

Bill Faith has served as COHHIO’s executive director since 1994. Throughout his career, Bill has worked to develop housing solutions for people with disabilities, directed agencies serving the needs of the homeless, and promoted affordable housing, especially for very low-income people. He has worked extensively with all of the key state and federal government agencies on a wide range of housing and homelessness assistance programs. Bill was the NLIHC board chair for six years and board member for more than 20 years,  and he also served on the board of directors for the National Coalition for the Homeless.

The other 2020 Housing Leadership Awards honorees will be Jennifer Leimaile Ho, commissioner of Minnesota Housing and former senior advisor at HUD and deputy director of the U.S. Interagency Council on Homelessness (USICH), who will receive the Sheila Crowley Housing Justice Award; and Shauna Sorrells, former NLIHC board member and chief operating officer at the Housing Opportunities Commission of Montgomery County, who will receive the Edward W. Brooke Housing Leadership Award posthumously.  

Recognize these outstanding individuals by making a donation to NLIHC in their honor! Your donation will be recognized in the Leadership Awards Presentation and 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. 

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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: and/or Leadership Awards Reception at: