Submit Your Nomination for the 2017 NLIHC Organizing Award by February 1

Nominations for the 2017 NLIHC Annual Organizing Award are due 5 pm ET, Wednesday, February 1! The Organizing Award recognizes outstanding achievement during 2016 in state, local and/or resident organizing activity 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. The award will be presented at the NLIHC 2017 Housing Policy Forum, held April 2-4, 2017 at the Washington Court Hotel in Washington, DC.

An Organizing Award Committee composed of NLIHC board members and previous award winners will determine this year’s honoree. Two representatives of the honored organization will receive complimentary Forum registrations, hotel accommodations, and transportation to Washington, DC 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 should contain the following information:

  • Name and contact information of the organization being nominated;
  • Name and contact information of the individual or organization submitting the nomination (if different from above);
  • Description of the organization’s achievement in the area of state, local and/or resident organizing in 2016, and how that achievement has contributed to furthering NLIHC’s mission (800-word maximum); and
  • Supporting materials that describe the activity or impact, such as press clips or campaign materials (optional).

Please submit your nomination online using the form at or send your nomination by email to [email protected].

Contact James Saucedo at [email protected] with questions.