13 winners for the 2023 Housing America “What Home Means to Me” poster and calendar contest were revealed on September 24, 2022, at NAHRO’s National Conference and Exhibition in San Diego, California. The competition is a component of the Housing America public awareness campaign, which aims to increase public understanding of the value and necessity of safe, decent, and affordable housing via empowerment, advocacy, and education. The value of owning a home has been reaffirmed as the nation and the world continue to struggle with the effects of the coronavirus, rising inflation, and housing expenses.
The 2023 “What Home Means to Me” calendar, which is distributed to all members of Congress, community leaders, and the NAHRO membership, will include artwork from the national winners. Additionally, each winner gets a $100 Visa gift card. The cover will display the artwork of this year’s grand prize winner, Yareli G., a 12-year-old from the St. Clair County Housing Authority in Illinois. She will also receive a framed version of her poster and an iPad. Additionally, she will be given lodging and transportation to visit Washington, D.C. at a later time with a guardian.
This year, our panel of judges included Senior Policy Analyst at Housing Assistance Council Leslie Strauss, Executive Director of the National American Indian Housing Council Tony Walters, and Executive Director of the U.S. Interagency Council on Homelessness Jeff Olivet.
Visit this page to see the winning posters and the contest’s regulations. The 2023 poster competition starts in the first quarter.
Soon, Calendars Will be up for Pre-order!
2023 What Home Means to Me Winners:
- José, age 16, Puerto Rico Public Housing Administration
- Wendy, age 16, Maiker Housing Partners
- Diana, age 9, Norwalk Housing Authority
- Angelly, age 11, Bristol Housing Authority
- Yareli, age 12, St. Clair County Housing Authority
- Mariano, age 10, McKenzie Village
- Nasteha, age 15, King County Housing Authority
- Crystal, age 10, Housing Authority of the City of Butte County
- Kayleen, age 13, Housing Authority of the City of San Buenaventura
- Jada, age 9, Kinston Housing Authority
- Jamira, age 14, Greensboro Housing Authority
- Iziah, age 8, Baytown Housing Authority
- Izack, age 11, Baytown Housing Authority