Honor Your Fellow
Have you ever wanted to recognize a colleague for his/her outstanding work? Here’s your chance! NAHRO invites nominations for the
2019 Individual Awards
that recognize excellence, innovation, and achievement in the housing and community development (HCD) industry. The deadline for NAHRO Fellow applications is July 1; the deadline for all awards is August 15.
: NAHRO’s highest and most prestigious award given to honor an exceptionally qualified person who has made outstanding contributions to improve a community’s quality of life through service in the HCD industry. The award is made on the basis of extraordinary accomplishments and contributions.
: The award was established in 1975 in the name of M. Justin Herman to provide a living acknowledgment for the standard of excellence he established in the field of housing and community development and the contributions he made to the beauty and vigor of San Francisco.
: Each nominee must have demonstrated an outstanding contribution to the nation’s effort to provide “a decent home and a suitable living environment for every American family.”
: The award was established in 1983 in the name of John D. Lange, Executive Director of NAHRO from 1951 to 1970, who actively participated throughout his professional career in international exchange and, in his retirement, carried out executive service assignments in Argentina, Indonesia, and the Philippines.
: Each nominee must have a direct affiliation with the housing and community development field and must have made an outstanding contribution to international understanding in HCD industry.
: To honor a current commissioner, or one who has served within the past 12 months, who has demonstrated excellence in advocating for and developing the financial, political, and community support necessary to ensure the continuation and expansion of HCD programs.
: The award was established in 1987 in the name of Elizabeth B. Wells to provide a living acknowledgment of the outstanding contributions she made to the housing field as a member of the Board of Commissioners of the King County (WA) Housing Authority and as NAHRO’s first Vice President of the Commissioners Committee.
: Each nominee must be an individual or associate member of national NAHRO, have contributed in the areas of community leadership, advocacy, and public relations as well as to the activities of NAHRO. Nominees cannot be employed by the Housing Authority and serve as Commissioner simultaneously.
The Emerging Leaders are a self-identified, diverse group of professionals who are interested in advancing in the HCD industry. Emerging Leaders gain knowledge and integrate themselves into the industry through mentors, trainings, and conferences. An Emerging Leader demonstrates leadership and is willing to contribute and share knowledge/ideas with others.
: The Emerging Leader Award recognizes an individual who has distinguished him/herself as an Emerging Leader.
: Must have been involved in NAHRO at the national, regional and/or chapter levels for at least five years and must have distinguished him/herself as an Emerging Leader.
Please note: Nominees do not need to be a member of the Emerging Leaders Subcommittee. Nominations must be submitted by someone other than the nominee. Award winners can only receive the award once.
This award recognizes both a vendor partner and a housing agency or community development agency whose partnership exemplifies a joint effort that creates positive change. Current BPC members and PHAs or associations that administer affordable housing programs will be eligible. Each entry must be limited to one specific partnership example. BPC members may also enter new products and services that have not yet been implemented, but that would meet the above criteria with the support of the HA for which the product/service is being designed. BPC members may also enter products, services, and philanthropic activities (e.g., scholarships or volunteer projects) that benefit multiple PHAs or their local communities.
: NAHRO Fellows are honored because they have demonstrated, over a sustained period of time, their commitment to improving the housing conditions of their fellow citizens and/or the viability and sustainability of the communities in which they live and/or work. Award recipients may use the designation “NAHRO Fellow” professionally as a designation after their name, and may be called upon for mentoring and service to NAHRO and its members.
: Each nominee must have been an individual or associate member of National NAHRO for at least three years; have at least 12 years of professional experience in housing and/or community development; have graduated from a college or university or have a combination of professional training that demonstrates a commitment to self-improvement and professional development; and be able to demonstrate significant contributions to the HCD industry in five of the eight categories including Association Mastery. Mastery in either the policy area or the practice area is also required.