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2012 NAHRO "What Home Means to Me" Poster Contest

2012 What Home Means to Me Poster Contest

Sponsored by: The Housing America Campaign, the National Association of Housing and Redevelopment Officials and the Pacific Southwest Region of NAHRO

The Housing America Campaign, the National Association of Housing and Redevelopment Officials (NAHRO) and the Pacific Southwest Region of NAHRO sponsor an annual, nationwide poster contest based on the theme “What Home Means to Me.”


Six year-old Marcaya, the daughter of a Family Self-Sufficiency (FSS) program participant at the Alameda County Housing Authority, participated in this year’s poster contest.  For her poster, Marcaya demonstrated that home means everything to her by drawing a picture of her family standing next to a tree that has the word “Everything” on its trunk and the words for different sentiments such as “peace,” “love,” and “security” on its leaves.  

The Northern California/Nevada chapter of NAHRO selected Marcaya’s poster as the Chapter winner in the elementary school age group and submitted her poster for consideration in the nationwide contest where she was selected as a national honoree! 

Marcaya’s winning poster will be featured in the 2013 Housing America Campaign calendar and displayed on Capitol Hill in the spring.  NAHRO will also reward Marcaya with a $100 savings bond.

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