Since 2008, the “What Home Means to Me” poster contest has recognized the amazing, poignant art of children who live in affordable housing across the country. Each piece of art visually shares the child’s thoughts on what their home means to them. Every year, hundreds of children, ages 5-18, participate in the contest at the state and regional levels. Their heartfelt messages about their homes underscore the importance of the work that housers and community development professionals do. The national contest, conducted in Washington, D.C., is the culmination of numerous poster contests held by public housing authorities, states and regions all across the United States. Three judges choose 13 winners from the regional entries to be featured in NAHRO’s “What Home Means to Me” calendar for the following year. (https://www.nahro.org/membership/what-home-means-to-me/)
Have we said before how amazingly talented the kids at BRHA are? We sure have, and we have proof! This year, Kendon L. is the middle school winner of the SERC and VAHCDO “What Home Means to Me” poster contests and Braxton G. is the high school winner at both the regional and state levels. Both posters will go on to the National Competition! We are so proud of all their hard work and their incredible artististic abilities!
Kendon L., Middle School Winner
Braxton G., High School Winner