DE NAHRO Announces the Winners of the 2019 Annual Poster Contest.
Elementary School Age Winners:
1st Place – Azande Mosley-Scott, Dover, Age 10
2nd Place – Brielle Willingham, New Castle County, Age 4
3rd Place – Addison Murphy, New Castle County, Age 7
Middle School Age Winners:
1st Place – Mariah Wheeler, Sussex County, Age 12
2nd Place – Gracie Marie Stebner, New Castle County, Age 13
3rd Place – Azhimere Curry, Dover, Age 12
High School Age Winners:
1st Place – Teonna Wilson, New Castle County, Age 16
2nd Place – Madison Stewart, New Castle County,
3rd Place – Angel Chegi, Dover, Age 15
Each first place winner won a $100 gift card, a blue ribbon and will be entered into the National NAHRO Poster Contest.
Each second place winner won a $50 gift card and a red ribbon
Each third place winner won a $25 gift card and a yellow ribbon
CONGRATULATIONS TO ALL OUR WINNERS!
Congratulations to Devon Manning
for receiving the
2019 Ambassador Award at the DE NAHRO Annual Meeting
As a Planner in the Delaware State Housing Authority’s Policy & Planning Section, Devon is a leader in many critical partnerships and the agency’s planner specializing in supportive housing and homelessness issues. Before she joined DSHA, Devon was an Americorps volunteer with Habitat for Humanity of New Castle County.
In her time at DSHA, Devon has been a leader in several new initiatives. She was a key member of the interagency team that developed and initially implemented the State Rental Assistance Program (SRAP), which has grown from a pilot in FY2011 to a well-established, proven program now helping about 700 households with special needs in Delaware. She has continued to be integrally involved in this program as it has grown, and advanced other new initiatives to increase housing opportunities for special populations such as the creation of project-based rental assistance and leading applications from Delaware for new allocations of Section 811 Mainstream Vouchers for people with disabilities and VASH vouchers for veterans.
All together, her work has contributed to close to 1,000 units of different types of rental assistance for people and families with special needs in Delaware. Everyone who works with Devon knows she is driven by the belief in everyone’s right to a safe, affordable home, and our shared duty to do our very best for the people we serve.
Devon has also been a leader for many years in DE-NAHRO, leading the Professional Development Committee and planning annual conferences, and contributing greatly to other events in the affordable housing community.
Devon holds a bachelor’s degree in History from The Ohio State University and a Master’s Degree in Public Administration from the University of Delaware. She lives in Milton, Delaware with her husband Andy and two daughters Emilia and Julia.
The 2018-2019 Executive Board.
President – Carrie Casey, New Castle County Community Services
Vice President – Brandy Nauman, Sussex County Community Development & Housing
Treasurer – Michael Fortner, City of Newark Planning Department
Secretary – Tracey Harvey, City of Dover Community Development
Vice President of Housing & Community Development – Devon Manning, Delaware State Housing Authority
Vice President of Member Services & Professional Development – Rufus Mincey, Dover Housing Authority
Immediate Past President – Pam Ferguson, East Coast Property Management
At Large Members 2019 Class
- Sean Kelly, Leon N Weiner & Associates, Inc.
- Denise MacLeish, USDA Rural Development
- Lottie Lee, Delaware Dept. of Health & Social Services
At Large Members 2020 Class
- Maggie Cook Pleasant, NCALL Reseach
- Karen Spellman, Wilmington Housing Authority
- Danielle Samuels Darring, AJPC Management LLC
DE NAHRO annually awards a $4,000 scholarship to a graduating Delaware High School Senior to continue their education. Each year for up to 4 years the awardee can receive a $1,000 to be used toward their college education. In order to qualify for the scholarship program, the applicant most meet the following criteria:
–Lives in subsidized housing defined as Project Based Section 8, Rural Development Section 515,Housing Choice Voucher, Low Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC), Public Housing, Habitat for Humanity Home, Self Help Homeownership Program, or USDA Rural Development Homeownership Program at time of application.
–Has 2.5 Minimum Cumulative GPA
–Provide 2 Letters of recommendation: one from a person in authority from the high school and one from a community leader.
–Write a 500 word essay – “Who or what has inspired you to further your education? Explain your future goals and aspirations.
–Provides a completed application with a list of all extra-curricular activities in school and in the community.
Application Deadline is June 1, 2019
FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION AND A COPY OF THE SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION PLEASE CLICK ON THE “DE NAHRO SCHOLARSHIP ASSISTANCE PROGRAM” UNDER THE GENERAL INFO & NEWS TAB