Consent Preferences
Log in

North Central Regional Council

169 Templar Ave., Pinckney, MI  48169     734.498.2493

"What Home Means to Me" Poster Contest

All states must have their poster submissions to NCRC by April 1, 2024!
Return State Poster Entries to:

Dakota County CDA
Anna Judge – NCRC Housing America Task Force Chair
1228 Town Centre Drive
Eagan, MN  55123

The “What Homes Means to Me” poster contest is for youth, Kindergarten through Grade 12, who live in affordable and assisted housing. The NCRC NAHRO regional council will recognize our region’s three winners (one from each age group) at the regional conference in Cincinnati, OH on May 2, 2024.  Those 3 winners will then be sent on to the national level for consideration.

(Send poster contest entries to your State Chapters for selection process and the top 3 state chapter winners from each age group will be forwarded to NCRC NAHRO for regional selection. Submissions sent directly to National NAHRO will be disqualified.)

As part of NAHRO's Housing America campaign, a poster contest is held each year for children residing in affordable housing and community developments owned or administered by NAHRO member agencies. Posters reflect the national theme of “What Home Means to Me.” 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.

                                       Questions:  Anna Judge, NCRC NAHRO Housing America Chair

How to Enter 

Housing authorities submitting entries to the national poster contest must first send entries to its local/state NAHRO chapter. Local/state NAHRO chapters are encouraged to host their own poster contests and submit the winning posters from each age category to their regional council.  Local/state chapter contests are optional. Each regional council will determine a deadline for poster contest entries and a date for regional judging.  National NAHRO is not involved in the scheduling or conduct of regional council contests. The regional council will select three winners – one from each age category – and forward those on to the national competition in Washington, D.C.

National NAHRO will not accept submissions from individual housing authorities. Any submissions sent directly to national NAHRO will be disqualified. 

2024 Regional Winners

Elementary School

Nora Ahmend


Middle School

Yareli Gonzalez-Hernandez


High School

Destiny Wasoski


2023 Regional Winners

Elementary School

John Vanderlinde

Kearney Housing Authority

Middle School

Marak Alshanmani

Clay County HRA

High School

Myaire Louden

Winnebago County  Housing Authority

2022 Regional Winners

Elementary School

Jeziel Paurerlet Mercado


Middle School

Summer Thomas


High School

Tay Shauna Keiler


2021 Regional Winners

Elementary School

LillyAnn Hoagland

Moorehead PHA, Minnesota

Middle School

Alyssa Schweickhardt

Greater Metro Area HA, Illinois

High School

Kailin Giusti-Brownell

St. Paul PHA, Minnesota

2020 Regional Winners

Elementary School

Lukas Erickson

St. Cloud Housing Authority, Minnesota

Middle School

Jayden Lattimore

Bloomington Housing Authority, Illinois

High School

Gracielle Colon

Winnebago County Housing Authority, Illinois

2019 Regional Winners

2018 National Winners from NCRC


             Adelia, Age 11 | Lincoln Housing Authority, Nebraska Jasoni, Age 15 | Springfield Housing Authority, Illinois

169 Templar Ave.
Pinckney, MI 48169
NCRC NAHRO is a 501(c)3 organization.

Powered by Wild Apricot Membership Software