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Programs

Each year OK NAHRO  honors the work and dedication of their members! OK NAHRO recognizes the achievements, innovation  and outstanding efforts of its member agencies and non-profit organizations through our Awards and Scholarship programs; to provide additional opportunities to inform the public of the best in housing and community development; and to create a place to call home!   

AWARDS

OK NAHRO offers a variety of awards and recognition to individuals and agencies  who have made outstanding contributions to the housing and community development field.

Scholarships

OK  NAHRO Scholarship Program provides scholarship opportunities to families that reside in, work with, or who otherwise receive housing benefits from one of the member agencies.

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Poster Contest

Since 2008, this 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. 

AWARDS COMPETITION

Awards

In all categories, a fully completed official Award Entry Form must accompany submissions. Submissions unaccompanied by a properly completed official Award Entry Form or not meeting the requirements of the category entered will not be considered.  Submissions which fail to meet membership requirements will not be considered. Submitting agencies must be current members of Oklahoma NAHRO or an individual associated with such an agency.

AWARD CATEGORIES AND DESCRIPTIONS

Member of the Year Nomination
Member of the Year is open by nomination to recognize an agency member who has made an outstanding contribution to the Housing or Community Development field on the local or state level.  Recipients of this award will also be honored at the Annual Southwest NAHRO Regional Conference by escort the Oklahoma State Flag in along with the State President and the Commissioner of the Year recipient at the Opening Ceremony. 

Commissioner of the Year Nomination
Commissioner of the Year is open by nomination to recognize a Commissioner who has made an outstanding contribution to the Housing or Community Development field on the local or state level. Recipients of this award will also be honored at the Annual Southwest NAHRO Regional Conference by escort the Oklahoma State Flag in along with the State President and the Member of the Year recipient at the Opening Ceremony. 

Agency of the Year 
Meritorious accomplishment by a housing agency, community development department/agency This award seeks to honor agencies for specific accomplishments or contributions to housing and community development.
 

 

Horses Aft Award
The “Horse’s Aft” is presented annually to an individual or group who during the past year (or recent years) has committed (or been the victim of) a blunder, miscue, or series of blunders or miscues related to our professions and programs. Nominations (brief, informal and SECRET) recounting the incident(s) must be sent to the Service Office or the Chair of the Award 

Please note all awards submitted will be automatically forwarded to Southwest NAHRO awards completion. 

Scholarship Program

Scholarship

The Oklahoma Chapter of NAHRO is pleased to announce a (1) year, $1,000 scholarship for members of households assisted under the Public Housing or Section 8 Housing programs; members of families who have received housing assistance from a qualified Community Development Agency; or children of employees of a Housing Authority or Community Development Authority. The scholarship is established for current high school seniors or students presently enrolled in an accredited college, university, or vocational training school.

The scholarship is payable directly to any accredited college, university, or vocational training school. It is also annually renewable, based upon updated recipient information and the Chapter’s financial status. The fund is payable at $500 per semester with verification of the recipient’s full-time enrollment and continued academic achievement (minimum of 2.5 cumulative grade point average).

All graduating seniors or students presently enrolled in an accredited college, university, or vocational training school of a OK NAHRO member agency are encouraged to apply for a Scholarship. Please be sure to download and print out the flyer so you can post at your office or distribute to your residents and clients if you prefer.

Poster Contest

Poster Contest

Housing America Campaign

About Housing America Campaign

In 2007, NAHRO created the Housing America campaign to raise national awareness about the critical role that affordable housing programs play in building and sustaining healthy communities nationwide.

“What Home Means to Me” Poster Contest

NAHRO holds an annual national poster contest for youth who live in affordable housing owned or administered by NAHRO member agencies. Each piece of art shares the children’s thoughts on the theme of “What Home Means to Me.” Hundreds of beautiful posters from children across the nation are entered in local, state and regional competitions. A panel of judges selects 12 winners and one grand prize winner, who is awarded a trip to Washington, D.C. to meet his or her elected representatives. The winning posters are collected in the Housing America calendar, a year-long reminder of importance of safe, decent and affordable housing to children and families nationwide.

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