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Housing Matters: Award Nominations

Samuel Gunter, Interim Executive Director

I want to thank each and every one of you who has reached out to me in the last two weeks. Your words of support have meant a lot during this time of transition. We are hard at work ensuring that the Coalition has what it needs to continue to work effectively for a North Carolina where everyone has a decent, safe, and affordable place to live. We’ve accomplished much together over the last 3 years, as we’ve seen local, state, and federal housing resources grow steadily. I want to see that trend continue, and if we want to see growth in 2019, the time to work is now! Our strength is in our members, which means that we cannot do this without you. Join us!

Whenever an organization undergoes a leadership transition it presents an opportunity to consider the strategic vision and assess organizational needs. This is what our Board is up to, and we welcome your input as we move forward. Please consider offering feedback on the direction and operation of the organization to better help us assess our needs moving forward. You can provide responses here.

Conference Registration is Open

We are also excited to announce that registration for our fall conference is now open! We are looking forward to hearing from our keynote speaker, Tiffany Manuel of Enterprise Community Partners, about her recent work, ”You Don’t Have to Live Here: Why Housing Messages Are Backfiring and 10 Things We Can Do About It.” We will also hear from David Gasson of Boston Capital and Stockton Williams, the new executive director of the National Council of State Housing Associations on their sense of the affordable housing policy landscape.

Housing Awards Nominations

Each year at the NC Affordable Housing Conference breakfast, we recognize individuals who have gone above and beyond the call of duty to advocate for affordable housing. If you know someone who stands out in one of the following areas, please nominate them for by filling out this formThe deadline for nominations is October 2.

  • Sister Barbara Sullivan Award (Volunteer of the Year): This award is given for devotion and commitment to finding viable solutions and improving housing conditions for low-income families through personal commitment and sacrifice as a volunteer.
  • Robert Kucab Award (Professional of the Year): This award is given for making a significant impact on affordable housing through professional involvement by demonstrating efforts above and beyond normal role or duties as a housing professional.
  • Bill Rowe Service to Affordable Housing Award: This award recognizes a significant commitment and impact on affordable housing over the course of a career.
  • Public Official of the Year Award: This award recognizes a public official who places priority on improving housing conditions and fights for the additional resources and legislation needed to make this happen
  • Louise Mack Award (Housing Counselor of the Year): This award is given to a housing counselor for their leadership in the field of housing counseling and their dedication to financial security for all North Carolinians.


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