Neighborhood Housing Services of Chicago Presents Community Impact Awards to a Few of Chicago’s Treasures

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Allen Rodriguez, NHS Board Member, Ed Jacob, NHS of Chicago, Julia Stasch, John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, Ed Hinsberger, Department of Housing and Urban Development, Nancy Hinsberger, Mindy Mercaldo, Citibank, and Antonio Riley, Department of Housing and Urban Development. Photo credit: Chicago Digital Arts Photography

Over 700 corporate, foundation, government and community partners of Neighborhood Housing Services of Chicago, Inc. (NHS) attended NHS’ 38th Annual Awards Dinner, Promoting Our Neighborhood Treasures, at Chicago Marriott Downtown last month. The event honored individuals who have impacted and strengthened Chicago area neighborhoods through their leadership and advocacy for affordable housing and stabilizing communities.

Mary Ellen Podmolik from the Chicago Tribune was honored with NHS’ Community Impact Award for Excellence in Journalism. As a reporter and columnist covering the local housing market, Mary Ellen established herself as an authoritative voice on the latest developments in housing, from federal policy to local realities.

NHS also honored the Home Depot Foundation with the Community Impact Award to recognize the Foundation’s role in rebuilding Chicago’s neighborhoods.

Ed Hinsberger, Director of Multifamily Housing in Chicago’s Regional office of the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) was awarded the Gale Cincotta Community Visionary Award in recognition of his outstanding career in public service. NHS established the Gale Cincotta Community Visionary Award to recognize outstanding leadership in the effort to rebuild neighborhoods.

The panel of judges for the Gale Cincotta Award included: Dory Rand, President, Woodstock Institute; Laura Ann Spencer, Vice-President of Operations, Perma-Seal; LaRue Martin, Community Services Manager, Illinois District, UPS; Steve Bernas, President and CEO, Chicago Better Business Bureau; and Allen Rodriguez, member of NHS’ Board of Directors. For more information, visit, or call 773-329-4010.

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