NAHRO’s annual “What Home Means to Me” poster contest invites children who live in affordable communities around the country to share their thoughts about home and the role of affordable housing agencies.
It’s an important part of the NAHRO Housing America campaign, which aims to raise awareness of the need for safe, high quality, affordable housing through education, advocacy, and empowerment.
Kids, of course, do not have all the answers. They don't have the wisdom that only comes with age. But there are other reasons to listen to the smallest voices in the room, too.
Year over year, the entries in the poster contest point to a few things: Kids see things differently than adults. They break down problems and solutions into simple parts. They often highlight things that adults take for granted. Their words and images are often bright and full of optimism.
MWHS encourages kids at our properties to participate in this tradition and to get a chance at national recognition and prizes, as well as inclusion in NAHRO's annual calendar featuring poster entries.
This year, MWHS received a dozen entries from children who live at our properties. An MWHS panel of judges selected the entries shown below to represent the agency in the statewide competition -- showing great effort, detail and thoughtfulness in their approach to the project.