Housing America Announces 2021 National Poster Contest Winners
Washington, D.C. (Nov. 17, 2020) — Today, during NAHRO’s Online National Conference, 13 winners were announced for the 2021 Housing America “What Home Means to Me” poster and calendar contest. The contest is part of the Housing America public awareness campaign, which seeks to raise national awareness of the need for and importance of safe, quality, affordable housing through education, advocacy, and empowerment.
The national winners’ artwork will be featured in the 2020 “What Home Means to Me” calendar, which is shared with all members of Congress, local leaders, and the NAHRO membership. Each winner also receives a $100 Visa gift card. The art of this year’s grand prize winner, Grace, from the Housing Authority of Utah County in Utah, will be featured on the cover. Grace will receive an iPad and a framed copy of her poster. She and a guardian will also be provided with transportation and lodging to visit Washington D.C. at a future date.
This year, our panel of judges consisted of Director of the Urban Institute’s Housing Opportunities and Services Together Initiative Susan Popkin, Director of Fair Housing Policy at the National Association of REALTORS® Bryan Greene, and Deputy Assistant Secretary for the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development David Vargas.
To view the winning posters or review rules for entering the contest, visit here. Next year’s poster contest begins in early 2021.
2021 What Home Means to Me Winners
- Héctor, age 11, Puerto Rico Public Housing Administration, Puerto Rico
- Elaiza, age 16, Puerto Rico Public Housing Administration, Puerto Rico
- Lilliann, age 9, Moorhead Public Housing Agency, Minnesota
- Kailin, age 15, St. Paul Public Housing Authority, Minnesota
- Xiyana, age 9, Bristol Housing Authority, Connecticut
- Dontay, age 13, Bristol Housing Authority, Connecticut
- Yessenia, age 10, Butte County Housing Authority, California
- Jorgina, age 12, Housing Authority of the County of Alameda, California
- Chynna, age 8, Opp Housing Authority, Alabama
- Braxton, age 13, Bristol Redevelopment Housing Authority, Virginia
- Isabell, age 13, Salem Housing Authority, Missouri
- Karen, age 18, Cameron County Housing Authority, Texas
- Grace, age 13, Housing Authority of Utah County, Utah