Journal of Housing & Community Development

NAHRO Announces 2021 National Poster Contest Winners

December 11, 2020
2021 poster winner

Each year, NAHRO’s Housing America campaign holds a poster contest for children living in affordable housing owned or administered by NAHRO member agencies. Participants create posters that express the theme of “What Home Means to Me.” The contest is a collaborative effort of NAHRO’s state chapters, regions, and national office. 

The national winners’ artwork will be featured in the 2021 “What Home Means to Me” calendar, which is shared with all members of Congress, local leaders, and the NAHRO membership. Each winner also received a $100 Visa gift card. The art of this year’s grand prize winner, Grace, from the Housing Authority of Utah County in Utah, will be featured on the cover. Grace 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 Director of the Urban Institute’s Housing Opportunities and Services Together Initiative Susan Popkin, Director of Fair Housing Policy at the National Association of REALTORS® Bryan Greene, and Deputy Assistant Secretary for the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development David Vargas.

This year, calendars are available for $9.99. Here are this year’s winning posters, which will appear in the 2021 What Home Means to Me calendar.

Grand Prize Winner

Grace, age 13, Housing Authority of Utah County, Utah

2021 What Home Means to Me Winners

Karen, age 18, Cameron County Housing Authority, Texas

Isabell, age 13, Salem Housing Authority, Missouri

Braxton, age 13, Bristol Redevelopment Housing Authority, Virginia

Chynna, age 8, Opp Housing Authority, Alabama

Jorgina, age 12, Housing Authority of the County of Alameda, California

Yessenia, age 10, Butte County Housing Authority, California

Dontay, age 13, Bristol Housing Authority, Connecticut

Xiyana, age 9, Bristol Housing Authority, Connecticut

Kailin, age 15, St. Paul Public Housing Authority, Minnesota

Lilly Ann, age 9, Moorhead Public Housing Agency, Minnesota

Elaiza, age 16, Puerto Rico Public Housing Administration, Puerto Rico

Héctor, age 11, Puerto Rico Public Housing Administration, Puerto Rico

To view more winning posters or review rules for entering the contest, visit here. Next year’s poster contest begins in early 2021.

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