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NLIHC Accepting Nominations for 2018 Organizing Awards

The National Low Income Housing Coalition (NLIHC) is accepting nominations for the 2018 Annual Organizing Awards.

The Organizing Awards recognize outstanding achievement during 2017 in statewide, regional, citywide, neighborhood, and/or resident organizing that furthers NLIHC’s mission.

The mission of NLIHC includes 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 awards will be presented at the NLIHC 2018 Housing Policy Forum, held March 19-21, 2018 at the Washington Court Hotel in Washington, D.C.

Nominations for the awards are due by Friday, January 12, 2018.

  • An Organizing Awards Committee composed of NLIHC board members and previous award winners will determine this year’s honorees.
  • One award will recognize statewide or regional achievements, and one award will recognize citywide or neighborhood achievements.
  • NLIHC will provide two representatives of each honored organization a complimentary Forum registration, 2-3 nights of hotel accommodation, and transportation to Washington, D.C. to accept their 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);
  • Scope of the achievement being nominated (i.e., statewide, regional, citywide, neighborhood, and/or resident organizing);
  • Description of the organization’s achievement in state, local and/or resident organizing in 2017, 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 click here to submit your nomination online using the form at or send your nomination by email.

The movement for socially just affordable housing solutions is growing and expanding across the country.

The 2018 Housing Policy Forum will provide an opportunity for those committed to building the movement to engage with affordable housing advocates and practitioners, movement leaders, policy experts, researchers, government officials, and low income residents on the challenges and opportunities ahead and on strategies for achieving real solutions.

NLIHC Housing Policy Forum 2018

Organizing Award Application

More Information About the NLIHC

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