We are so proud of Braxton G. for being selected to have her artwork included in the 2021 “What Home Means to Me” poster calendar! @NAHROnational Great job, Braxton!
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
Click to open each artists’ contest entries:
- Héctor Colón, age 11, Puerto Rico Public Housing Administration, Puerto Rico
- Elaiza Perez Rios, age 16, Puerto Rico Public Housing Administration, Puerto Rico
- Lilliann Hoagland, age 9, Moorhead Public Housing Agency, Minnesota
- Kailin Giusti-Brownell, age 15, St. Paul Public Housing Authority, Minnesota
- Xiyana Dunlap, age 9, Bristol Housing Authority, Connecticut
- Dontay Arnold, age 13, Bristol Housing Authority, Connecticut
- Yessenia Castaneda, age 10, Butte County Housing Authority, California
- Jorgina Hernandez, age 12, Housing Authority of the County of Alameda, California
- Chynna Carpenter, age 8, Opp Housing Authority, Alabama