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2020 Honorees — Dorothy Richardson Award for Resident Leadership
Learn about the positive impact of six community leaders and how they keep their neighbors strong and connected.
Janet Simmons: Stepping up when a leader is needed
Janet acted quickly to organize her neighbors, and enlisted help from HOME Line, a tenant-advocacy nonprofit, and NeighborWorks member Aeon.
Marie Miller: Restoring trust between police and community
Marie Miller had grown up in an inner-city Boston neighborhood, and Roxbury — her assigned district — is very similar. So, she says, “I knew where [the residents] came from. And I earned respect because I wanted to be on the streets.”
Turning the Tide on Persistent Rural Poverty in Maine
By collaborating with community organizations, Penquis ensures residents have financial services and homeownership education.
Aging in Place
By 2030 one in five older Americans will be severely cost burdened paying more than 50% of their income on housing. Preventing a crisis means takin...

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