Spotlight Your Peers with a NAHRO Award!

Now more than ever, we as Housers must step up and go above and beyond during these unprecedented times. It’s also equally important to stop and recognize those around us who continue to surpass the mark time and time again.

Do you know someone who is making outstanding contributions to the quality of life of their residents and staff through their service in the field of housing and community development? If so, consider applying for or nominating a colleague for one of NAHRO’s prestigious awards! Winners will be announced during NAHRO’s National Conference and Exhibition in San Diego on Sept. 22-24!

Applications are due by Aug. 5 – learn more about the types of awards offered below:

  • NAHRO Outstanding Professional of the YearThis award highlights and rewards those who have achieved great accomplishments! Each nominee must have demonstrated an outstanding contribution to the nation’s effort to provide “a decent home and a suitable living environment for every American family.”
  • The International Research and Global Exchange Award: This award highlights and rewards those who have made notable contributions! Each nominee must have direct affiliation with the housing and community development field and have made an outstanding contribution to international understanding in housing and community development.
  • Commissioner of the Year AwardThis award highlights and rewards those who exude excellence! Each nominee must be an individual or associate member of National NAHRO, have contributed to the areas of community leadership, advocacy, and public relations as well as to the activities of NAHRO and cannot be employed by the Housing Authority and serve as Commissioner simultaneously.
  • Emerging Leader AwardThis award highlights and rewards those with unwavering dedication! Each nominee must have been involved in NAHRO at the national, regional and/or chapter level for a minimum of five years and has distinguished themselves as an Emerging Leader. (Note: self-nominations are not accepted for this award)

If you have any additional questions regarding the NAHRO individual awards, please contact