Posts Tagged ‘writing contest’

Housing for All Rap (Youth Third Place)

March 11, 2014 • Comments Off on Housing for All Rap (Youth Third Place)

Our third place youth winner, Gabriel Merino, is just 11 years old. He and his family found a home they could afford with the help of Jubilee Housing, and his entry expresses how thankful he is for affordable housing. HOUSING FOR ALL RAP Yeah housing! This is how we are going to do it. I am being […]

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Out with the Old (Youth Second Place)

March 6, 2014 • Comments Off on Out with the Old (Youth Second Place)

Our second place youth winner, Jabari Jefferson, is Senior at Phelps ACE High School. His piece describes his fears about moving from his beloved old neighborhood to historic Anacostia, and how he came to love his new, big yellow house. OUT WITH THE OLD, IN WITH THE NEW Moving from my old home to a […]

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A Home for Body and Heart (Adult Third Place)

March 3, 2014 • Comments Off on A Home for Body and Heart (Adult Third Place)

Samar Chatterjee is our third place adult winner for the Home is Where the Heart is writing competition. In his piece, he explains that a home provides shelter to protect both the body and the heart from suffering and calls on America to recognize the right of everyone to have a home. HOME IS WHERE […]

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Home is Love (Adult Second Place)

February 27, 2014 • Comments Off on Home is Love (Adult Second Place)

Our second place adult winner for the Home is Where the Heart is writing competition, Judith Overbey tells us that home is more than just where the heart is: HOME IS LOVE To me, home is where you find love.  It’s where you go whenever you need to know that you are safe.  It is […]

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Coming Home (Adult First Place)

February 19, 2014 • Comments Off on Coming Home (Adult First Place)

Our 2014 writing competition asked DC residents what “Home is Where the Heart Is” means to them. Our adult first place winner, Elsie Collins, describes how finding a communal home at Calvary Women’s Services allowed her to take the risk of coming home to DC … HOME IS WHERE THE HEART IS A home should […]

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Home is Where the Heart Is: Housing for All Youth and Adult Writing Contest

December 12, 2013 • Comments Off on Home is Where the Heart Is: Housing for All Youth and Adult Writing Contest

At the Coalition for Nonprofit Housing and Economic Development (CNHED)’s Housing For All Campaign, we know “home is where the heart is” is more than just a phrase. We work to make sure that District residents have safe, decent affordable homes. Unfortunately, many families in Washington, DC struggle to find homes they can afford and […]

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If You Build It They Will Come

March 5, 2013 • No Comments »

Below you will find the final winning entry for the Housing For All writing contest. The short essay by Marcia Cole outlines her vision for housing in DC “as quality housing …where people of different races, ages, educational backgrounds and income levels can coexist and benefit from each other”.   If You Build It They […]

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Daisia’s Vision (Youth 3rd Place)

February 26, 2013 • No Comments »

Daisia Williams is our youth third place winner. She is a student at Benjamin Banneker Academic High School. Daisia takes us through her vision for Housing For All with a short story that traces the steps of a young mother’s struggle for affordable housing.  You can read her story below: Housing for All: A Vision […]

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The Big Move (Youth Second Place)

February 25, 2013 • No Comments »

Our youth second place winner is Katherine Hernandez. She is an 11 year old student at Ceasar Chavez School of Public Policy.    She writes a short description about her families struggle for affordable housing when moving from a small cramped apartment into a home that was more accommodating for her family.    The Big […]

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Housing For All Poem (Youth First Place)

February 21, 2013 • No Comments »

Tyrone Lewis is our youth first place winner.  He is a 12 year with wisdom far beyond his years. Below you’ll find his poem where he talks about his family’s own struggle with affordable housing : “ I hope you like my poem because l worked really hard on it and also I am a […]

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