2019 Utah Housing Coalition Awards
Winners will be announced at the 2019 UHC Breakfast of Honor on December 4, 2019 at the Little America Hotel, Salt Lake City.

CATEGORY DESCRIPTIONS


1 - THE JOHN (Jack) GALLIVAN LEGACY AWARD

The John (Jack) Gallivan Legacy Award recognizes and celebrates the sustained work of exceptional contributions, vision, and unwavering commitment to promoting affordable housing and community development in the state of Utah. The award is named for John (Jack) Gallivan, a long-time advocate for homeless individuals in our state. Jack worked tirelessly to raise general awareness. He also established an endowment to further provide resources to house the homeless. The fruits of these efforts are four major housing developments in the Salt Lake County area serving chronically homeless individuals and families.

The purpose of this award is to recognize outstanding businesses, organizations, or individuals engaged in making a significant contribution and or benefit to the community in the field of affordable housing and community development. Businesses, organizations and individuals are all eligible. Membership to the Utah Housing Coalition is not a requirement for the nominee.

EVALUATION PERIOD
To be eligible for the award, the nominee must have been actively involved in furthering affordable housing agendas; financing, building or developing units; and/or achieving community development for more than five years.

CRITERIA
Criteria for Nominees for the John (Jack) Gallivan Legacy Award includes significant achievements and/or contributions over a sustained period of time in any of the following areas: Extraordinary vision for affordable housing and/or community development; extraordinary leadership in affordable housing and/or community development; coalition and advocacy building; engaged political and business leaders to have a positive impact on legislation; enduring service towards improving conditions of the ill-housed poor; other specific and significant contributions toward the provision of affordable housing and/or community development.


2 - MEMBER OF THE YEAR
Presented to a member organization of the Utah Housing Coalition that went above and beyond the call of duty to help further our mission as stated on the award application form.

3 - AGENCY OF THE YEAR
Recognizes a non-profit, for-profit, or local government agency that makes significant contributions to the community through their leadership and innovations serving people in unique and/or different ways, going above and beyond what is normal for the agency (out of the box), equitable treatment of their employees, involvement in the community and a marked spirit of volunteerism.

4 & 5 - PROJECTS OF THE YEAR (URBAN & RURAL)
Awarded to projects that demonstrate leadership in one or more of the following areas:
• Financing: Demonstrates innovation by using multiple funding sources or one unusual source, particularly
from sources not commonly used in similar projects and demonstrates creativity with the financial structure
of the deal. Also exemplifies creative and sustainable ways in crafting loans and funding that can be
replicated by others.
• Targeting: Exemplifies unique population targeting or meets an unanswered community need that goes
beyond basic affordability.
• Design: Demonstrates creative use of sustainable materials, innovative energy efficiency, and unique design
features targeted to the specific resident population.

6 - PERSON OF THE YEAR
Recognizes individuals who have demonstrated leadership, and innovation, and have gone beyond their job description or call of service to advocate for, preserve or increase affordable housing capacity in Utah. Individuals of a diversity of professions are encouraged.

7 - HOUSING LEADER ON THE HILL
Recognizes state legislative and elected leaders who have demonstrated a commitment to meeting the affordable housing needs of lower-income Utahns. They are advocates for preserving existing affordable housing and increasing the development capacity in Utah.
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