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Housing America Announces 2023 National Poster Contest Winners

October 17, 2022

On Sept. 24, 2022, during NAHRO’s National Conference and Exhibition in San Diego, Calif., 13 winners were announced for the 2023 Housing America “What Home Means to Me” poster and calendar contest. The contest is part of the Housing America public awareness campaign, which seeks to raise national awareness of the need for and importance of safe, quality, affordable housing through education, advocacy, and empowerment. As the country and world continues to grapple with the impacts of the coronavirus, rising inflation, and housing costs, the importance of having a home gained renewed recognition.   

The national winners’ artwork will be featured in the 2023 “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, Yareli G., age 12 from the St. Clair County Housing Authority in Illinois, will be featured on the cover. She will receive an iPad and a framed copy of her poster. She and a guardian will also be provided with transportation and lodging to visit Washington D.C. at a future date.  

This year, our panel of judges consisted of the Executive Director of the U.S. Interagency Council on Homelessness Jeff Olivet, Executive Director of the National American Indian Housing Council Tony Walters, and Senior Policy Analyst at Housing Assistance Council Leslie Strauss. 

To view the winning posters or review rules for entering the contest, visit here. Next year’s poster contest begins in early 2023.  

Calendars will be available for pre-order soon!  

2023 What Home Means to Me Winners:   

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