Thank you all are guests, supporters, and members who were able to attend the long awaited return of our Annual Awards in 2023. Our ceremony reception held on Friday, May 12th at the UM Newman Alumni Center was a heartwarming celebration of our field recognizing the incredible impact of distinguished colleagues and friends. Mark your calendars for the 2024 awards coming soon.
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2024 nominations are now open. Please complete the fillable PDF form and submit via email to firstname.lastname@example.org with subject "2024 Annual Awards Nomination." Deadline to submit forms is Friday, January 6, 2024. Honorees are expected to be publicly announced February 1st. Honorees receive 2 complimentary tickets for themselves and a guest for the VIP reception and soirée, as well as waived membership dues (terms apply).
These awards are exclusively for organizations, agencies, or collaborations.
These awards are exclusively for individuals or partners.
Housing Affordability Advocate - SMASH Miami
Small Business Advocate - The Allapattah Collaborative CDC
Community Resilience Advocate - Miami-Dade County Office of Equity & Engagement
Rising Star - Audrey Aradanas, Miami Homes for All
Coalition Champion - Santra Denis, Miami Worker Center
Sage Legacy - Denis Russ, Miami Beach CDC (retired)
Rental Housing Award - Eric Haynes, St. John Community Development Corporation Inc.
Homeownership Award - Eugene Simmons, Professional Bank (retired)
Economic Opportunity Award - Christine King, MLK Economic Development Corporation
Rising Star Award - Evian White De Leon, Miami Homes For All
Leadership Award - Rebecca Fishman Lipsey, Radical Partners
Public Service Award - Tanya Wilson, City of North Miami
Impact Collaborative - LAND, Robin Bachin, PhD, UM Office of Community and Civic Engagement
Rental Housing Award - Clarence E. Woods, III SE Overtown/Parkwest CRA
Homeownership Award - Eric Johnson, Miami-Dade Economic Advocacy Trust
Economic Opportunity Award - Pandwe Gibson, PhD, EcoTech Visions
Rising Star Award - Sharhzad Emami, Esq., Legal Services of Greater Miami
Leadership Award - Barbara “Bobbie” Ibarra, Miami Homes for All
Public Service Award - Daniella Levine Cava, Miami-Dade County Commissioner District 8
Impact Collaborative - Catalyst Miami
Rental Housing Award - Stephanie Berman-Eisenberg, Carrfour Supportive Housing, Inc.
Homeownership Award - Danny Felton, The Experts Team
Economic Opportunity Award - Leroy Jones, Neighbors and Neighbors Association (NANA)
Rising Star Award - Jorge de la Paz, Miami Coalition for the Homeless (presently, Miami Homes for All)
Leadership Award - Arden Shank, Neighborhood Housing Services of South Florida
Public Service Award - Constance Collins, Lotus House
Impact Collaborative - HOPE, Inc.
Rental Housing Award - Patricia Braynon, Miami-Dade Housing Finance Authority
Homeownership Award - Rennatta Delgado, Centro Campesino, Inc.
Economic Opportunity Award - Cornel Crews Jr., Partners for Self-Employment
Rising Star Award - Daniel A. Esino, Weiss Serota Helfman Pastoriza Cole & Boniske
Leadership Award - Jihad Rashid, Collaborative Development Corporation
Public Service Award - Terry A. Coble, Miami Coalition for the Homeless
Rental Housing Award - Francisco Rojo, Landmark Development Corporation
Homeownership Award - NSP Consortium (Carrfour, City of North Miami, HACDC, NHSSF, OLCDC, St. John CDC, Urban League of Greater Miami)
Economic Opportunity Award - Maria Coto, Partners for Self Employment
Rising Star Award - Kamalah Fletcher, Catalyst Miami
Leadership Award - Barbara Romani, Citi
Legacy Award - Thomas Zuniga, PhD
Rental Housing Award - Erbi Blanco-True, Great Florida Bank
Homeownership Award - Joaquin Willis, Collective Empowerment Group
Economic Opportunity Award - Fabiana Estrada, ACCION USA
Rising Star Award - Lars Gilberts, South Florida Urban Ministries (presently, Branches)
Leadership Award - John Little, Legal Services of Greater Miami
Public Service Award - Matti Herrera Bower, Miami Beach Mayor