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Vote for Your Favorite National Homeownership Poster

By Holly Bellino

October 25, 1999

During this year’s National Homeownership Week in June, more than 300 youth participated in Housing and Urban Development’s first National Homeownership Poster Contest. Through this activity, children across the country had a chance to express themselves and their ideas about what "home" means to them.

Now is the opportunity for you to cast your vote for your favorite poster. HUD and the National Homeownership Partners are asking you to help choose the "People’s Choice Award." See "How to Vote Online."

The national winner will have his or her artwork displayed on next year’s National Homeownership Week poster. Other prizes include savings bonds and certificates. Regional winners will have their artwork displayed on HUD’s Kids Next Door website.


From June 5th through 12th, hundreds of communities across the country hosted events to highlight the importance of homeownership. This year’s theme, "Make the American Dream a Reality" was designed to increase the visibility of community-building efforts and develop and reinforce local partnerships hard at work throughout the country.

From homebuyer fairs, seminars and workshops to official proclamations and open houses, National Home Ownership Week reaches out to thousands of American families -- giving them the information and inspiration they need to help achieve their dream of homeownership.

No group benefits more from having a safe place to call home than our kids. That’s why the US Department of Housing and Urban Development’s Community Builders have worked with HUD’s Office of Housing to develop the poster contest.

Many organizations encouraged youth to participate in the poster contest. There were entries from Boys and Girls Clubs, YMCA, YWCA, 4-H, Big Brothers Big Sisters, HUD Storefronts, faith-based youth groups, and educational organizations.

How to Vote Online

View the 38 posters and cast your vote online.

Directions: Click the circle under the poster you would like choose for the "People’s Choice Award. Choose only one. To get a better view of the poster, double click to enlarge it. Once you have selected your favorite poster, then click the vote button at the bottom of the page.


About the Author

Holly Bellino
Community Builder
Department of Housing and Urban Development
Washington, DC 20410
Voice: (202) 708-2740