About

Housing America Month

About Housing America Month

Housing America Month is a yearly celebration of affordable housing and those who provide it in their communities. In 2007, NAHRO created the Housing America campaign and designated October as Housing America Month: a time for the organization and its members to collectively raise awareness of the need for, and the importance of, safe, decent and affordable housing in quality communities. Each year, during Housing America Month, NAHRO members, including public housing agencies and community development organizations, host events (in-person or virtual) to showcase the important work they do year-round.

Looking for ideas to participate?

In light of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, NAHRO encourages members to host safe, socially-distant events for Housing America Month 2021. Ideas include:

  • Virtual tours or groundbreaking ceremonies
  • Community murals
  • Gardening or beautification projects
  • Video interviews with staff or residents
  • Little free library installations
  • What Home Means to Me poster showcases

Browse more ideas on our #HousersAtWork page.

Use our media kit to share Housing America month images on your social media pages, using the #HousingAmericaMonth hashtag.

Visit our Housing America Month: 2020 Celebrations page to see how agencies across the US celebrated affordable housing this year.

In our event archives, you can find examples of what NAHRO members have done to recognize and celebrate Housing America Month.

If you need assistance contact:

Libby Miller

Assistant Editor/Public Affairs Coordinator
phone 202-289-3500 x 7207 mail Send Libby an email