April 3, 2009
April 3, 2009
For Immediate Release: April 3, 2009
NLIHC PRESIDENT HONORED FOR LEADERSHIP OF NATIONAL HOUSING TRUST FUND CAMPAIGN
Sheila Crowley Receives John W. Macy Award from the National
“Dr. Crowley’s leadership of the Coalition and her determination to create a National Housing Trust Fund has changed the face of affordable housing,” said Nan Roman, President of the National Alliance to End Homelessness. “While the current economic crisis presents a challenge to communities’ efforts to end homelessness, the achievements of this year’s awardees represent a reason for hope and optimism. With the dynamic leadership of today’s awardees and other like them, we can transform our homeless system from one that is less focused on long stays in shelter and more focused on prevention and rapid re-housing.”
As president of NLIHC, Sheila Crowley has led the national campaign to enact a National Housing Trust Fund since 2001. A National Housing Trust Fund, which once funded will provide communities with funds to build, rehabilitate and preserve funds for the lowest income families, was signed into law in July 2008.
In addition to Ms. Crowley’s award, the
The Macy Award is named in honor of John W. Macy, Jr., the
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