2020 NLIHC HOUSING POLICY FORUM

CANCELLED

March 25 - 27,  2020

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Leadership Reception

The Housing Leadership Awards Reception held each year in conjunction with our annual Housing Policy Forum, is NLIHC’s only fundraising event. 

Jennifer Ho, Bill Faith, and Shauna Sorrells to be Honored at NLIHC 2020 Housing Leadership Awards Reception. Make a contribution to NLHC in recognition of 2020 Housing Leadership Awards honorees: Jennifer Leimaile Ho, commissioner of Minnesota Housing and former senior advisor at HUD and deputy director of the U.S. Interagency Council on Homelessness (USICH); Shauna Sorrells, former NLIHC board member and chief operating officer at the Housing Opportunities Commission of Montgomery County; and Bill Faith, executive director of the Coalition on Homelessness and Housing in Ohio and former NLIHC board chair. These exceptional leaders will be recognized at the 38th Annual Housing Leadership Awards Reception on March 26, 2020 at the Washington Court Hotel in Washington, DC. 

NLIHC will honor Bill Faith, executive director of the Coalition on Homelessness and Housing in Ohio (COHHIO) and former NLIHC board chair, with the 2020 Cushing Dolbeare Lifetime Service Award, named for NLIHC’s founder who has been called the “godmother” of the affordable housing movement. 

Bill Faith has served as COHHIO’s executive director since 1994. Throughout his career, Bill has worked to develop housing solutions for people with disabilities, directed agencies serving the needs of the homeless, and promoted affordable housing, especially for very low-income people. He has worked extensively with all of the key state and federal government agencies on a wide range of housing and homelessness assistance programs. Bill was the NLIHC board chair for six years and board member for more than 20 years,  and he also served on the board of directors for the National Coalition for the Homeless.

Coalition on Homelessness and Housing in Ohio

BILL FAITH

NLIHC will honor Jennifer Leimaile Ho, commissioner of Minnesota Housing and former senior advisor at HUD and deputy director of the U.S. Interagency Council on Homelessness (USICH), with the 2020 Sheila Crowley Housing Justice Award, named for NLIHC’s former President and CEO Sheila Crowley, who led the coalition for more than 17 years.

Jennifer Leimaile Ho has worked to end housing poverty and homelessness since 1999. As executive director of Hearth Connection, a Minnesota non-profit, she managed a nationally recognized demonstration project on supportive housing and long-term homelessness for single adults, youth and families in two counties and oversaw its replication in 34 additional counties in partnership with the Fond du Lac, Bois Fort and Grand Portage Tribal Bands. Prior to leading Minnesota Housing, Jennifer served as a senior policy advisor for housing and services at HUD in the Obama administration and as deputy director at USICH, shepherding the creation of “Opening Doors,” the nation’s first-ever comprehensive federal plan to prevent and end homelessness. She worked with First Lady Michelle Obama to launch the “Mayors Challenge to End Veteran Homelessness” that reduced the number of veterans experiencing homelessness on any night by nearly half. Jennifer has served on the boards of directors for West Side Community Health Services in St. Paul and nationally for the Corporation for Supportive Housing and the Melville Charitable Trust.

Minnesota Housing

JENNIFER LEIMAILE HO

NLIHC will posthumously honor Shauna Sorrells, former NLIHC board member and chief operating officer at the Housing Opportunities Commission of Montgomery County, with the Edward W. Brooke Housing Leadership Award. 

Shauna Sorrells committed her professional life to public and affordable housing, striving to improve the lives of low-income people, particularly children. In 2002, she began working at HUD and quickly rose in the agency to the position of director of the Office of Public Housing Programs. Shauna received several HUD Departmental recognitions, including four Secretarial Awards from Secretaries Jackson, Preston and Donovan, as well as an Assistant Secretary's Distinguished Service Award for exceptional efforts. Most recently Shauna served as the chief operating officer for the Housing Opportunities Commission of Montgomery County, where she continued to work to address homelessness and housing poverty in Maryland. She was an executive committee member of the NLIHC board of directors, and she also served on the board, of NAHRO and Homes for America. 

Housing Opportunities Commission of Montgomery County

SHAUNA SORRELS

Recognize these outstanding individuals by making a donation to NLIHC in their honor! 

 

Donate as an individual at: https://bit.ly/34ng1FP

 

Donate as an organization at: https://bit.ly/2WyFnOb

Your donation will be recognized in the Leadership Awards Reception program. The contribution will support NLIHC’s mission to achieve socially just public policy to ensure the lowest-income people have decent, affordable homes. 

The 2020 Leadership Awards Reception will be held on the second evening of NLIHC’s 2020 Housing Policy Forum: Ending Homelessness & Housing Poverty taking place March 25-27, 2020. Register for the Forum at: https://bit.ly/2PutSGn and/or Leadership Awards Reception at: https://bit.ly/362lyDf

 

MEMBERS

Pay:

$100

NON-MEMBERS

Pay:

$200

SPONSORSHIP

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Sponsorship Levels

12 tickets / Full Page Color Ad

7.5" x 10"

$30,000 and above

PLATINUM

5 tickets / One-Eight Page Color Ad

3.75" x 2.5"

$3,000 to $7,499

BRONZE

9 tickets / Half Color Page Ad

7.5" x 5"

$15,000 to $29,999

GOLD

3 tickets / Name Listed in the Program

$1,500 to $2,999

SUSTAINER

5 tickets / One-Fourth Page Color Ad

3.75" x 5"

$7,500 to $14,999

SILVER

$__________

OTHER AMOUNT

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