NLIHC encourages affordable housing advocates to submit applications or nominations for the 2022 Annual Organizing Awards. Two awards will be granted for organizations or campaigns that organized to successfully expand funding for affordable housing development, strengthen renters’ rights, combat homelessness, mobilize tenants, or achieve other victories that support the lowest-income households. Submit nominations here.
The NLIHC Organizing Awards recognize outstanding 2021 achievements in statewide, regional, citywide, neighborhood, and/or resident organizing that further NLIHC’s mission of achieving racially and socially equitable public policy that ensures people with the lowest incomes have quality homes that are accessible and affordable in communities of their choice. Special consideration will be given to nominations that incorporate tenant- or resident-centered organizing and leadership. The awards will be featured at the NLIHC 2022 Virtual Housing Policy Forum, which will be held on March 22-23, 2022.
An Organizing Awards Committee composed of NLIHC board members and previous award winners will determine this year’s honorees. NLIHC will provide two representatives of each honored group complimentary Forum registrations and one hotel room for the next in-person Policy Forum, as funding allows. Organizing award winners will also be featured at the 2022 Virtual Policy Forum, which provides an opportunity to share their recent victories with attendees from across the country. To get a sense of the types of achievements honored with this award, please review our list of past winners.
To be eligible, nominated organizations must be current NLIHC members. Organizations can easily become members online. Applicants may self-nominate. NLIHC board members and Award Committee members may not nominate an organization with which they are employed or affiliated.
Nominations are due by 5 pm ET on Friday, December 17, 2021.
For questions, please reach out to Courtney Cooperman, housing advocacy organizer, at: [email protected]