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What Home Means to Me Poster Contest Winner - 1st Place Elementary School


"What Home Means to Me Poster Contest"

1st Place - Elementary School

Nyleen Thomas

Congratulations Nyleen Thomas of Columbia Housing Authority, YOU are CCHRCO's 1st Place Winner in the Elementary School Category of it's 2020 "What Home Means to Me Poster Contest". Please join us in congratulating Nyleen Thomas on this achievement and for a job well done.

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"If asked what home means to me, home is a place where endless love begins and the fun never ends. Home is where I can be myself and not be judged. Home is a place where I share my thoughts and feelings. Home is a place where my entertainment never ends (ps4, Fortnite, basketball, and ATV riding). Most of all home is a place like no other, a place full of love from your mother. Home is a place where you laugh, grow and play. Home is where I like to stay and have fun every day." -by Nyleen Thomas

WHAT HOME MEANS TO ME - Poster Contest

The annual "What Home Means to Me" poster contest is part of NAHRO Housing America's campaign to inform the public and decision-makers about the need to meet the country's affordable housing and community development challenges. Posters are first judged at the local level and winners are sent to the next level, Carolinas Council of Housing Redevelopment and Codes Officials (CCHRCO). The winning posters from that round go on to compete at the regional level, through the Southeastern Regional Council of NAHRO. The SERC-NAHRO regional winners are then sent to the national level to be judged. NAHRO then selects 13 winning posters from submissions throughout the United States. Selected posters appear in the "What Homes Means to Me" calendar and the artists receive gift cards as recognition for their efforts.

Contest participation is open to all children in grades K-12 residing in affordable housing assisted directly, supported under community development, or participants in affordable housing programs administered by a NAHRO member authority (i.e., public or Section 8-assisted housing CDBG, HOME, LIHTC).

CCHRCO selects a 1st, 2nd & 3rd place winner for each category: 

  • Elementary (K to 5th),
  • Middle School (6th to 8th) and
  • High School (9th to 12th)




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