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GH kids win art contest!

Two GH residents, Sebastian and Imelda (brother and sister), have won awards at the state level for a national art contest, “What Home Means to Me."

Sebastian won first place for elementary school and Imelda won first place for middle school in the state of Georgia. The siblings won for their entries, which included an original poster and essay. The Georgia Association of Housing and Redevelopment (GAHRA) awarded the prizes at the recent GAHRA annual conference. 
The kids' entries have been forwarded to the Southeastern Regional Council for housing authorities (SERC) for judging at the regional level. There, the eight regional councils will select three winners – one from each age category – and forward those winners to the national competition in Washington, D.C.


National honorees will be selected by a panel of judges assembled by NAHRO staff and will be announced during Housing America Month in October. All eight NAHRO regions will be represented in a commemorative calendar.


The contest, sponsored by the National Association of Housing and Redevelopment Officials (NAHRO), is held each year for children residing in affordable housing and community developments owned or administered by NAHRO member agencies. The contest is a collaborative effort of NAHRO’s chapter/state, regional, and national organizations. National honorees are selected from chapter/state-level winning entries. Posters reflect the national theme of “What Home Means to Me.” 

Contest participation is open to all children in grades K-12 residing in affordable housing assisted directly, supported under community development, or participants in affordable housing programs administered by a NAHRO member authority (i.e., public or Section 8-assisted housing CDBG, HOME, LIHTC). Entries must be created by only one person.

Let's wish our young artists the best of luck as they compete at the regional level!