Grace Jones, Executive Director of Couleecap, the Community Action Agency serving La Crosse, Monroe, Vernon and Crawford Counties in western Wisconsin, was awarded the prestigious Charles M. Hill, Sr. Award for Housing Excellence at the 2016 A Home for Everyone statewideaffordable housing conference.
The Charles M. Hill, Sr. Award for Housing Excellence is given to an individual who has displayed a long-term commitment to the provision of affordable housing and had a lasting influence on the advancement of affordable housing in Wisconsin. Ms. Jones was honored for her tireless efforts to fight poverty and promote self-sufficiency; for leading innovative efforts to provide housing for those most in need; for her passionate commitment to develop programs to serve the homeless in her community; and for her collaborative spirit in addressing community challenges.
“It is such an honor to be selected for an award named after one of my housing heroes, Chuck Hill” said Ms. Jones. “This work is so important and makes such a fundamental and lasting impact on the families we help.”
The Wisconsin Collaborative for Affordable Housing consists of community-based organizations, private concerns, government agencies and advocates committed to promoting the development and preservation of affordable housing throughout Wisconsin. The Collaborative organizes the annual A Home for Everyone conference to provide a public forum for the purpose of focusing on these issues for low-income families and individuals. This year’s conference was the Collaborative’s 20th such effort.
For more information about Couleecap and its programs, visit www.couleecap.org.