NAHRO Honors Senator Rob Portman with Legislator of the Year Award
(Washington, D.C.) – The National Association of Housing and Redevelopment Officials (NAHRO) is honoring Senator Rob Portman with the Legislator of the Year award at a virtual ceremony during the association’s Online Washington Conference.
Sen. Portman (R-OH) is committed to addressing the affordable housing crisis. During the 117th Congress (2021-2022), he signed on to several bipartisan housing bills as an original co-sponsor, including:
- Affordable Housing Credit Improvement Act of 2021
- Eviction Crisis Act of 2021
- Neighborhood Homes Investment Act
- Housing Supply and Affordability Act
Sen. Portman also supported the housing funds included in the CARES Act.
“I am honored to receive the 2022 legislator of the year by the National Association of Housing and Redevelopment Officials. Housing affordability has long been a priority of mine – especially in the wake of the economic impact of the coronavirus pandemic and recent cost-of-living increases caused by inflation,” said Portman. “I will continue to work with my colleagues to address homelessness and increase the supply of housing to ensure Ohioans and Americans across the country can reach their God-given potential.”
NAHRO’s Legislator of the Year Award honors members of Congress who are strong advocates for housing and community development programs and for the NAHRO members who administer them.
“It’s a pleasure to honor Senator Portman with this award,” NAHRO Interim CEO Mike Gerber said. “Throughout his service in the Senate, Senator Portman has proven to be a strong partner in our efforts to provide safe, decent and affordable housing to all Americans. We’re particularly grateful for his work on legislation that will ease the national housing affordability crisis.”
NAHRO, which was established in 1933, is a membership organization of 20,000 housing and community development providers and professionals throughout the United States. NAHRO members create and manage affordable housing for low- and middle-income families, and support vibrant communities that enhance the quality of life for all. They administer more than 3 million homes for more than 8 million people.