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2018 HRHC Housing Award Winners Honored at Luncheon

2018 HRHC Housing Award Winners Honored at Luncheon

On Thursday, October 11th, The Hampton Roads Housing Consortium (HRHC) celebrated the 2018 HRHC Housing Award recipients at the Westin Hotel in Virginia Beach, VA. The Hampton Roads Housing Consortium Awards recognizes individuals and organizations that have contributed to improving housing conditions for the region. This year’s recipients are:

HRHC Lifetime Achievement Award

Darryle Brown, Emergency Shelter Coordinator

Transitions Family Violence Services

Photo of Darryle Brown, HRHC Lifetime Achievement Award
From left to right, HRHC, Chair Karen Munden, Darryl Brown, representatives from Atlanta Bay Mortgage (Luncheon Sponsors), HRHC Vice Chair, Suzanne Armstrong.

 

HRHC Housing Warrior

Michele Grant, Director of Community Services

Hampton Roads Community Action Program

Photo of Michele Grant, HRHC Housing Warrior
From left to right, HRHC, Chair Karen Munden, Michele Grant, BB&T Mortgage (Luncheon Sponsors), HRHC Vice Chair, Suzanne Armstrong.

 

HRHC Housing Partner- Special Project Award

Virginia Beach Housing Resource Center

City of Virginia Beach - Department of Housing and Neighborhood Preservation

Photo of HRHC Housing Partner- Special Project Award; Va Beach Housing Resource, City of Va Beach
From left to right, HRHC Chair Karen Munden, City of Virginia Beach – Office of Housing and Neighborhood Preservation – Virginia Beach Resource Center ( winner), representative from BB&T Mortgage, HRHC Vice Chair, Suzanne Armstrong.

 

HRHC Across the Region Service Award 

George Scott, Senior Mortgage Banker

Photo of George Scott, HRHC Across the Region Service Award
From left to right, HRHC Chair Karen Munden, George Scott (winner), representatives from Atlanta Bay Mortgage, HRHC Vice Chair, Suzanne Armstrong

 

“These winners’ compassion and dedication to affordable housing for all in Hampton Roads epitomizes the mission and purpose of the HRHC," said HRHC Chair, Karen P. Munden. "Collectively, their approach and efforts, frankly of all HRHC members, make houses, homes; neighborhoods, communities; and 17 localities a caring and concerned region."

Photo of the 'fireside chat' panel.
From left to right, Dr.  Vinod Agarwal – ODU, Ronald Jackson, Hampton RHA, Dr. Mike Hawkins-VHDA, moderator (Speaker Sponsor), Susan Gaston – The Gaston Group, Barbara Hamm Lee – Another View (Mistress of Ceremonies)

 

This year's event included a "fireside chat" with local housing experts in the region. Dr. Vinod Agarwal, Professor of Economics, Old Dominion University, Susan Gaston of The Gaston Group, and Ronald Jackson, Executive Director of the Hampton Redevelopment and Housing Authority discussed the current and future state of housing in Hampton Roads. 

The event also incorporated a children’s poster contest. This is the 2nd year for this initiative that encourages school-aged children to start thinking about building stronger communities.  This years’ 1st place winner was Brooklyn Stevenson from Larrymore Elementary. Her artwork entitled, Generous Hill, described a community that included free healthcare, meals for the homeless, and welcomed people from all ethnic, religious and political beliefs.

The HRHC receives staffing support from the HRPDC.

Photo of Brooklyn Stevenson, winner of this year's HRHC Children's Poster Contest, with HRHC Chair, Karen Munden
1st place winner, Brittany Stevenson with HRHC Chair, Karen Munden
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