The Progressive


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For Immediate Release

Taylor Materio (202) 662-1530 x. 227

Deadline Approaching for Media Awards

Cash prizes to be awarded to print journalists for exemplary coverage of the affordable housing crisis in US


The deadline is fast approaching for media
awards to recognize print journalists who do an exemplary job of covering the
affordable housing crisis in the United States.

The National Low Income Housing Coalition (NLIHC) is holding the 2008
Cushing Niles Dolbeare Media Awards, which are named in honor of NLIHC's
founder, Cushing Niles Dolbeare, who died in 2005.

Cash prizes of $2,500 will
be awarded to winner of each category.

The deadline for journalists to submit their articles to NLIHC is February 16, 2009. Articles must be
published between January 1, 2008 and December 31, 2008.

Winners will be honored during a reception on April 20, 2009 at The
Madison Hotel in Washington,

More information, including complete rules and entry forms, can be
found at

The National Low Income Housing Coalition is dedicated solely to ending America's affordable housing crisis. Established in 1974 by Cushing N. Dolbeare, NLIHC educates, organizes and advocates to ensure decent, affordable housing within healthy neighborhoods for everyone. NLIHC provides up-to-date information, formulates policy and educates the public on housing needs and the strategies for solutions.