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Celebrate leadership excellence at NHC’s Annual Housing Visionary Awards Gala

Don’t miss this year’s Annual Housing Visionary Awards Gala being held on June 5 at the Anthem in Washington, DC. It’s THE housing social event of the year, bringing together more than 500 housers from across the country for an evening of celebration, recognition, and networking. This year’s honorees are distinguished leaders in housing, community development, and government working to address the country’s affordable housing shortage. The Gala is a wonderful way to celebrate and support NHC’s work and recognize our outstanding honorees who are dedicated to transforming communities through accessible housing solutions and legislative action.

The 2024 Housing Visionary Award honorees are Tia Boatman Patterson, President and CEO of the California Community Reinvestment Corporation, and the Congressional Leaders of Affordable Housing Tax Policy. The Congressional Leaders of Affordable Housing Tax Policy is a bipartisan group of congressional leaders who are working to address the shortage of affordable housing in this country by advancing legislation, such as the Neighborhood Homes Investment Act and the Affordable Housing Credit Improvement Act, which will facilitate the construction of more homes and neighborhood revitalization. This year’s honorees include Sens. Maria Cantwell (D-Wash.), Ben Cardin (D-Md.), Todd Young (R-Ind.), and Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.), as well as Reps. Mike Kelly (R-Pa.), Suzan DelBene (D-Wash.), Darin LaHood (R-Ill.), and former Rep. Brian Higgins (D-N.Y.).

 The Carl A.S. Coan, Sr., Lifetime Achievement Award for Public Service will be given to Joseph M. Ventrone, former Vice President for Federal Policy and Industry Relations at the National Association of REALTORS® and a longtime leader in housing policy in the executive and legislative branches and private sector.

The Gala kicks off at 5:30 pm with a networking reception, leading into dinner and the much-anticipated awards ceremony. The evening culminates with a Dessert reception, offering another chance to network with fellow housers. To show your support for the Gala and NHC, we encourage you to explore our sponsorship opportunities or purchase tickets to further the work of ensuring everyone is able to live in a quality, affordable home in a thriving community. Below is a sample of the sponsorships available:

  • Advocate ($15,000) – includes a Gala table with preferred seating, a full-page ad and listing in the Gala tribute book, promotion in printed and electronic marketing materials, and acknowledgment in the opening and closing media presentations.
  • Champion ($10,000) – includes a Gala table with preferred seating, a half-page ad and listing in the Gala tribute book, and a range of promotional opportunities.
  • Opportunity Builder ($5,000) – includes five Gala tickets and a quarter-page ad in the Gala tribute book.
  • Friend ($3,500) – includes two Gala tickets and a quarter-page ad in the Gala tribute book.

If you’re unable to join us at the Gala this year or have no need for extra tickets, consider placing an ad in the Gala tribute book. It’s a fantastic way to demonstrate your support or acknowledge the outstanding achievements of this year’s honorees. Tribute ads begin at $750 for a quarter page and go up to $2,500 for a full page. Alternatively, you can show your support by having your name listed for $250. Further details on these opportunities are available here.

If you’re on the fence about attending this year’s Gala or simply intrigued about what draws over 500 housing enthusiasts together, click here to browse through photos and videos from last year’s event. Witness firsthand why it’s hailed as the must-attend housing gathering of the year!

I hope you will join us in honoring these truly visionary housing leaders on June 5 at The Anthem. Please visit our website at or contact NHC’s Chief Operating Officer, Amanda Mitchell, at for more information.

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