NLIHC encourages affordable housing advocates to submit nominations for the 2022 Annual Organizing Awards. Two awards will be granted for organizations or campaigns that organized to successfully expand funding for affordable housing development, strengthen renters’ rights, combat homelessness, mobilize tenants, or achieve other victories that support the lowest-income households. Submit nominations here by 5 pm ET on Friday, December 17, 2021.
The NLIHC Organizing Awards recognize outstanding achievements during 2021 in statewide, regional, citywide, neighborhood, and/or 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 quality, affordable, accessible homes. Special consideration will be given to nominations that incorporate tenant- or resident-centered organizing and leadership. The awards will be featured at the NLIHC 2022 Virtual Housing Policy Forum in spring 2022.
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 group complimentary Forum registrations and one hotel room for the next in-person Policy Forum, as funding allows. Organizing award winners will also be featured at the 2022 Virtual Policy Forum, which provides an opportunity to share their recent victories with attendees from across the country. To see past achievements honored with this award, review our list of past winners.
To be eligible, nominated organizations must be current NLIHC members. Organizations can become members online. Applicants may self-nominate. NLIHC board members and Award Committee members may not nominate an organization with which they are employed or affiliated.
For more information, email Courtney Cooperman, housing advocacy organizer at: [email protected]