Housing America Announces 2018 National Poster Contest Winners

 

Washington, D.C. (October 31, 2017) — Housing America, a NAHRO campaign that raises national awareness of the need for and importance of safe, quality, affordable housing through education, advocacy, and empowerment, announced its 2018 “What Home Means to Me” poster contest and calendar winners at the association’s National Conference and Exhibition in Pittsburgh, Pa. on October 27.

“The poster contest is an amazing annual event that allows children who reside in affordable communities to share their ideas and feelings about the important mission of housing and community development agencies,” said Clifton Martin, Chair of the Housing America Task Force.  “More importantly, their stories and artwork inspire those of us administering these programs to keep creating, designing and building safe and viable housing resources so these children can achieve their dreams.”

The national winners’ artwork will be featured in the 2018 “What Home Means to Me” calendar, which is shared with all members of Congress, local leaders and the NAHRO membership.  Each winner also receives a $100 Visa gift card. The art of this year’s grand prize winner, Zerin, from the King County Housing Authority in Washington, is featured on the cover. Zerin will receive an iPad and a framed copy of her poster. She and a guardian will also be provided with transportation to and lodging at NAHRO’s Washington Conference in April 2018, where they will also tour the Capitol.

This year, our blue-ribbon panel of judges consisted of Jennifer Schwartz, National Council of State Housing Agencies; Richard Y. Nelson, Jr., Past NAHRO CEO; and Dominique G. Blom, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.

To view the winning posters or review rules for entering the contest, visit www.housingamericacampaign.org/what-home-means-to-me.html. To order the calendar, click here. Next year’s poster contest begins on January 1, 2018.

2018 “What Home Means to Me” Winners

Name

Age

Agency

City

State

Adelia

11

Lincoln Housing Authority

Lincoln

NE

Jasoni

15

Springfield Housing Authority

Springfield

IL

Linney

12

Napa Valley Community Housing

Napa

CA

Zerin

19

King County Housing Authority

Tukwila

WA

Mischa

10

Housing Authority of Yamhill County

McMinnville

OR

Jannely

13

Yakima Housing Authority

Yakima

WA

Jaden

8

Grand Junction Housing Authority

Grand Junction

CO

Jake

14

Bayonne Housing Authority

Bayonne

NJ

Nashon

14

Greensboro Housing Authority

Greensboro

NC

Heaven

17

Pawtucket Housing Authority

Pawtucket

RI

Jaydyn

9

Dedham Housing Authority

Dedham

MA

Nabaa

14

Norman Housing Authority

Norman

OK

Ayanna

15

Danville Redevelopment and Housing Authority

Danville

VA