Nominations due by Thursday, November 30, 2017
The Beyond Housing Award honors people and organizations whose work exemplifies the idea that homelessness is much more than a housing issue. Recipients’ work goes “beyond housing” to provide services and support to homeless families while keeping the needs of children at the forefront. ICPH is currently accepting nominations for the third biennial Beyond Housing Award, to be presented at the 2018 Beyond Housing Conference taking place in New York City, January 10-12, 2018. The awards ceremony will take place on Thursday, January 11, at the cocktail reception from 4:30–6:30 pm.
Pioneering and comprehensive program and service provisions addressing the unique and complex needs of homeless families and children.
Innovative partnerships, especially highlighting partnerships between homeless service providers and other community organizations, or partnerships between government agencies that serve the holistic needs of homeless families.
Innovative use of journalism, media, or social media to highlight the issues of childhood poverty and homelessness.
Meaningful charitable donations, volunteer work, and humanitarian efforts focusing on the needs of children experiencing homelessness.
Along with a commemorative plaque, Beyond Housing Award winners will receive $1,500 to be used within their organizations or to further meet the needs of homeless families. The winner of the Media category is encouraged to write or produce a story drawing additional attention to the issue of family homelessness. If this is a for-profit entity the monetary award must be used to assist a local nonprofit focused on family homelessness. The winner in the philanthropy category will use the monetary award to help a nonprofit organization, of their choosing, that works with homeless families and children. ICPH reserves the right to award multiple awards in a category or no awards in a category if not enough nominations are received, or nominations do not meet basic criteria.