Housing America

Housing America is NAHRO's campaign that raises national awareness of the need for and importance of safe, quality, affordable housing through education, advocacy, and empowerment.

  • Education: The campaign educates the general public about government-funded housing and community development programs. This effort brings clarity and transparency to the programs NAHRO-member agencies administer.
  • Advocacy: Celebrating Housing America Month, which occurs each October, is one way housing and community development program officials advocate for the affordable housing work they do.
  • Empowerment: Housing America's signature program, the What Home Means to Me national poster contest and calendar, tells the stories of youth living in HUD-assisted housing and empowers them. The Voices for Housing video series also shares resident stories from around the United States.

To get involved in the campaign or to learn more visit the Housing America website.

 

Participate in Housing America Month 2017

HAM 2017

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"What Home Means to Me" Calendar
A poster contest is held each year for children residing in affordable housing and community developments owned or administered by NAHRO member agencies. Posters reflect the national theme of “What Home Means to Me.” The contest is a collaborative effort of NAHRO’s chapter/state and regional organizations. National honorees are selected from the regional winning entries.
 
To order a calendar click here.
A poster contest is held each year for children residing in affordable housing and community developments owned or administered by NAHRO member agencies. Posters reflect the national theme of “What Home Means to Me.” The contest is a collaborative effort of NAHRO’s chapter/state and regional organizations. National honorees are selected from the regional winning entries.
 
To order a calendar click here.
A poster contest is held each year for children residing in affordable housing and community developments owned or administered by NAHRO member agencies. Posters reflect the national theme of “What Home Means to Me.” The contest is a collaborative effort of NAHRO’s chapter/state and regional organizations. National honorees are selected from the regional winning entries.
 
To read entry rules, click here.
 
To order a calendar, click here.
 
10 Year Anniversary

Donate Books to Children

Housing America Book Drive 2017

The Housing America Task Force hosted a book drive at the 2017 Washington Conference. Books were donated to Truesdell Education Campus in Washington, D.C. They teach grades PK3-8.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Housing America 10-Year Celebration Concert (Read More)

Housing America 10-Year Anniversary Concert

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

To celebrate its tenth year, the Housing America Task Force hosted a concert Monday, March 27, 2017 from 8-10 p.m. The concert featured the alternative country band, The Honeycutters, and art from past “What Home Means to Me” calendar contest winners, which was auctioned off.

Proceeds benefited the Housing America education, advocacy and empowerment initiatives such as Housing America Month, community service projects during the Summer and National Conferences, as well as the “What Home Means to Me” calendar contest winners.

Have any questions?

Carmen Smith

Housing America Task Force

Staff Liaison

202-580-7223

csmith@nahro.org