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GH Kids enter national contest


Three Gainesville Housing residents – two elementary students and one middle school student – have entered original posters and essays in a national art contest that explores "What Home Means to Me." 

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.” 

The entries fist must pass state level judging to be considerd for the national contest.

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.

Each regional council determines a deadline for their poster contest entries and a date for regional judging, then 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.

Let's wish our young artists the best of luck in the contest!