Housing America Announces 2022 National Poster Contest Winners
On Oct. 8, 2021, during NAHRO’s Online National Conference and Exhibition, 13 winners were announced for the 2022 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, the importance of having a home gained renewed recognition.
The national winners’ artwork will be featured in the 2022 “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, Kendon, from the Bristol Redevelopment and Housing Authority, will be featured on the cover. Kendon 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 Senior Advisor on Rental Assistance in the Office of the Secretary at the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development Peggy Bailey, CEO of the National Coalition for Homeless Veterans Kathryn Monet, and Deputy Editor of Affordable Housing Finance Donna Kimura.
To view the winning posters or review rules for entering the contest, visit here. Next year’s poster contest begins in early 2022.
Calendars can be ordered here.
Watch a video submitted by our grand prize winner Kendon here.
2022 What Home Means to Me Winners:
- Diego, age 12, Puerto Rico Public Housing Administration
- Jasmine, age 10, Fargo Housing and Redevelopment Authority
- Gabriel, age 13, Fargo Housing and Redevelopment Authority
- Summer, age 12, St. Clair County Housing Authority
- Tayshayna, age 17, New Albany Housing Authority
- Naxiya, age 9, Bristol (Conn.) Housing Authority
- Briana, age 8, Anaheim Housing Authority
- Julianna, age 14, Housing Authority of the City of Santa Barbara
- Jayda, age 10, Opp Housing Authority
- Kendon, age 12, Bristol (Va.) Redevelopment and Housing Authority
- Braxton, age 15, Bristol (Va.) Redevelopment and Housing Authority
- Kiley, age 10, Salem Housing Authority
- Neda, age 16, Edinburg Housing Authority