2020 HOUSING LEADERSHIP AWARD RECEPTION - THE AWARDEES
The first award is named for Senator Edward Brooke (R-MA), who championed low-income housing as a U.S. senator and later as chair of the NLIHC board of directors. Shauna Sorrells will receive the 2020 Edward W. Brooke Housing Leadership Award posthumously for her unwavering commitment to ending homelessness and housing poverty in the U.S. over many years at HUD, at the Housing Opportunities Commission of Montgomery County, and on the executive committee of the NLIHC Board of Directors.
The Dolbeare Lifetime Service Award, named for NLIHC’s founder Cushing Niles Dolbeare, one of the early leaders of the modern affordable housing movement, will be bestowed to Bill Faith for his many years of leadership, dedication, and tireless work to secure decent, safe, and affordable homes for the lowest-income people in Ohio and across the U.S. Bill is the executive director of the Coalition on Homelessness and Housing in Ohio and former NLIHC board chair.
The Sheila Crowley Housing Justice Award is named after former NLIHC President and CEO Sheila Crowley, who led NLIHC for more than 17 years. Jennifer Ho, commissioner of Minnesota Housing and former senior advisor at HUD and deputy director of the U.S. Interagency Council on Homelessness (USICH), will receive the Crowley Award for her outstanding work to end homelessness and housing poverty in the U.S. since 1999 at Hearth Connection, USICH, HUD, Minnesota Housing, and beyond.
Join NLIHC and other friends of Shauna, Bill and Jennifer at the 2020 Housing Leadership Reception on March 26 at the Washington Court Hotel in Washington DC. Register for the event at: https://bit.ly/362lyDf
Recognize these outstanding individuals by making a donation to NLIHC in their honor!
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(a separate ticket from the Policy Forum is required to attend the Leadership Awards Reception).